Our Mission Statement
At Durham Regional Crime Stoppers, it is our goal to maintain a program, across Durham Region, in order to solicit information from ANONYMOUS sources with the intention of solving crimes, preventing criminal activities and educating the communities within Durham Region.
Your identity is important to us and we will do everything it takes to keep our sources anonymous.
"Durham Regional Crime Stoppers does not use telephone call display and does not track identifiers of mobile or internet tipsters.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled tipsters remain anonymous. Only a judge issuing a judicial authorization could order a tipster be identified. This has very restricted usage in Canadian law.
Any tipster that missuses Crime Stoppers to further criminal or illegal activity will not be protected by the anonymous guarantee."
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Crime Stoppers is a Not for Profit Organization which relies on the funding and donations of money, goods or services.
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Crime Stoppers was the brainchild of Canadian-born Greg MacAleese, a Detective with the Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico. In 1976, Greg had run out of leads in a homicide investigation and out of frustration had appealed to the public for assistance. He went so far as to produce the first crime re-enactment, which aired on local television, and was also made available for radio and the press. Anyone providing information regarding this murder was to be eligible for a cash reward.
Within hours of the broadcast, an individual called in valuable information that resulted in the arrest and conviction of two suspects who were sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
The growth has been dramatic, with Crime Stoppers programs implemented in more than 1,200 communities worldwide. In November 1982, Calgary became the first Canadian city to start the program, followed by Hamilton in 1983. Hamilton was the first city in Ontario to implement the program and there are currently over 112 programs across Canada with 38 programs in Ontario.
In 1986 the Crime Stoppers Program was started in Durham and became part of the Toronto and Regional Crime Stoppers Boards (TRCSB) made up of Metro Toronto, Peel, York and Durham. Each region had its own board with representation on the TRCSB. In 1989 Durham Regional Crime Stoppers obtained its own Charter and Not For Profit status and resigned from the Toronto and Region Crime Stoppers Board.
A group of community-minded citizens comprise the volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the administration and operation of the Crime Stoppers program in Durham Region.
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With the challenges students, teachers and parents face in our schools today, the Durham Regional Police "School Liaison Officers" are dedicated to elementary and secondary schools. The Officers are available to assist students and teachers in educating that there is a place where they can report inappropriate or illegal activity anonymously, and without fear of repercussion.