There are many ways to offer tips about crimes to Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers – social media is not one of them.

In a press release, Crime Stoppers say they appreciate all the help and support from the community especially when the tips help solve crimes.

“So far, 2017 has been a stellar year both in terms of volume/quantity of tips that have been received and the financial support that the community has provided in order to pay our rewards,” the release states.

To remain safe and anonymous, they recommend three ways to provide tips and information:

* Phone: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477);

* Online:; and,

* Text Message: text to CRIMES (274637); in the message field, type “tip252”.

Some of the tips Crime Stoppers has received in 2017 have arrived in some unusual forms, they said, and they want to stress how potentially unsafe this may be to our tipsters.

Here are a few examples of tip methods that should never be used:

* Carrier Pigeon;

* Mail;

* Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.);

* In Person;

* Anything other than the three methods previously mentioned by Crime Stoppers.

This reminder is being provided so that Crime Stoppers can continue to make sure that our tipsters always remain anonymous. Anonymity keeps tipsters safe.

“Crime does not pay, but Crime Stoppers does,” is their motto.

Did you know that Crime Stoppers does not receive government funding from any level? It relies on funds raised by the board members of each individual program and on donations provided by the public.

Crime Stoppers does make a difference in our community.


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