Crime Stoppers is a civilian, nonprofit, charitable organization that brings together the police services, the community and the media in the fight against crime.
Crime Stoppers is a program, separate from the emergency telephone number system or other standard methods of contacting the police, to allow a member of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity.
Cayman Crime Stoppers provides a safe and secure means for anybody with information about a crime to share it freely whilst protecting their identity. It could also earn them a reward of up to $1,000.
Crime Stopper programs are operated in many communities worldwide.
Tell me more about Cayman Crime Stoppers
Cayman Crime Stoppers can be reached by calling 800-TIPS. That’s 800-8477.
This is a free, local call for you and the call is routed to a call centre in Miami.
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 Cayman Islands community and the Cayman Islands media, Cayman Crime Stoppers has become one of the most effective crime solving tools available to local law enforcement.
Why would I use Cayman Crime Stoppers?
As previously mentioned, Crime Stoppers is a worldwide service used to prevent and fight crime. This shows us that contacting the police with sensitive information is not just something that people in the Cayman Islands may have an apprehension about. Cayman Crime Stoppers provides you with an anonymous way to give information to the police without fear of your identity being revealed. You will not have to meet a police officer, you will not have to give a statement, and you will not have to give your name. You can rest assured that you have done your part to fight crime in your neighbourhood, district and country.
What happens if I don’t use Cayman Crime Stoppers?
If information about crime is not shared, the likelihood is that the crime will continue to happen. Providing information to Cayman Crime Stoppers may help an investigation. That one piece of information you have may lead to a crime puzzle being solved. No information is discarded. All information is looked in to and when able, it is acted upon. Some crimes are nuisance crimes while others are violent in nature. The one thing is constant with Crime. A victim of crime has their life impacted.
How do I know Cayman Crime Stoppers won’t reveal my identity?
If you make a call to provide information about a Crime, your call is not directed to a ‘phone number in the Cayman Islands. Your call is routed to a Crime Stoppers Call Centre in Miami. Your Caller Line Identity is not revealed. You will not be asked for your name. It is very unlikely the person answering your call will know you, your voice, the road or business names you mention or the person you are calling about.
They will simply collect all the information you give, collate it in a report and send it to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service who will act upon it. You can also send your information using an online submission form.
How do I get a Crime Stoppers Reward?
You will be given a code number when you submit a tip. You can call back later and provide your code number to find out if you are eligible for a reward. You do not have to be met in person to receive your reward. You also don’t have to go to a bank and collect it. You can arrange to have your reward given to a trusted friend or family member. You may also wish to have it left at a certain location that only you know about. Cayman Crime Stoppers does not want to know who you are; we simply want to help prevent crime and help fight crime.
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