CrimeStoppers month

Each year Crime Stoppers programs around the world celebrate Crime Stoppers month in January to highlight successes and promote their crime fighting initiatives.

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington kicked off its month-long celebration with the raising of the Crime Stoppers flag at the Guelph police station.

Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement agencies in solving crime.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals, recovery of stolen property and/or seizure of illegal drugs while maintaining total anonymity to the tipster and complete confidentiality of the tip.

The Crime Stoppers program is made up of three essential elements – the media, the community and law enforcement.

The media publicizes case re-enactments or details about a case not yet solved or a person wanted on a warrant and highlights the program to further heighten awareness.

The community, through its local volunteer board of directors, through those community members who provide tip information and others who provide funds and donations for the maintenance of the program.

Law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from our office staff and follows the information through to its conclusion.

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington is a non-profit charitable organization which was incorporated in August of 1988.

Money to pay tipsters is raised through donations and fundraising activities held by the board. The board is comprised of a group of dedicated and concerned citizens from the community.

To become a board member or assist in volunteering at an event, call 519-846-5371 or visit

Statistics for Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington since its 1988 inception show the group received 15,820 calls and approved $148,685 in rewards.

The program show 2,190 cases were cleared with 1,462 arrests made.

Crime Stopper locally registered $9,971,430 in recovered property and recovered narcotics valued at $26,856,936 – for a total of  $36,828,367.