Cayman Crime Stoppers was formed in 1993 by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce to provide a vital service, which helps protect the community from crime. Working in close partnership with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), the community and the media, it has become one of the most effective crime solving tools available to local law enforcement agencies. Cayman Crime Stoppers provides a safe and secure means for anybody with information about a crime to share it freely whilst protecting thei identity. It could also earn the tipster a reward of up to $1,000.
Cayman Crime Stoppers is one of some 1,200 Crime Stoppers programmes in 20 countries. Since the inception of Crime Stoppers in the United States in 1975, it has been responsible for over 700,000 arrests, over a million cleared cases, the recovery of nearly two billion dollars of property and drug seizures worth a staggering seven billion dollars. About 83 million dollars have been paid in rewards through Crime Stoppers programmes across the globe.
Cayman Crime Stoppers is a non-profit civilian-run organization and is also a recognized regional member of Crime Stoppers International. The board is community-based consisting of civilian leaders within the Cayman Islands and one law enforcement coordinator who assists with the dissemination of information received by the anonymous call-center operated in Miami, Florida.