Information reported to Crime Stoppers from the public can be vital to an investigation, arrest and prosecution. Every piece of information is important.
Working in partnership with police and the media, Crime Stoppers encourages the public to share information about:
- People wanted by police;
- Unsolved crimes and future crime that is being planned;
- People who have committed criminal offences;
- Suspicious or unusual activity.
Police can’t solve every crime on their own. They rely on members of the community to report suspicious or unusual activity.
Not everyone is comfortable contacting or reporting information directly to the police and that’s where Crime Stoppers comes in. We provide a confidential link between the community and police to ensure potentially vital information is not left unreported.
Anyone can call or report information online to Crime Stoppers and you can remain anonymous.
What to include in your report:
Please try to include as many of the following details as possible in your report to Crime Stoppers:
- Car registration and description;
- Identity or characteristics of suspect individuals, e.g. hair colour and length, eye colour, height, age, clothing, ethnicity, tattoos and such;
- Number of people involved;
- Times when the suspicious activity occurs and if there is a pattern;
- Location of suspect activities;
- Equipment and materials associated with drug manufacturing or other illegal activity, such as excessive pool chemicals, improvised heating and cooling mechanisms, extractor fans, laboratory glassware and more;
- Noises such as glass breaking, home or car alarms, sounds of explosions or discussions relating to criminal or suspect activity;
- Suspicious behaviour such as frequent meetings, exchange of unknown items, excessively looking over shoulder;
- And various other details that appear odd and may help law enforcement.
Please do not put yourself at risk to obtain information. Always ensure your safety first.
What happens to the information?
Information reports are generated using the details provided by members of the public and then added to ACT Policing’s intelligence database. The reports may be checked against other available information to assess accuracy.
Keywords in the reports are can be brought to the attention of police officers investigating past or new crimes. All the information provided by the public is analysed and becomes part of ACT Policing’s intelligence holdings.
Do I need to provide my details?
You can choose to provide your name and contact details or remain anonymous. If you do choose to provide your details, the police investigating may discreetly contact you for more information.
What’s in it for me?
Overall, you are contributing to a safer community for everyone by expanding ACT Policing intelligence and helping get criminals off our streets. A lot of people are satisfied with doing the right thing.
However, you may be eligible for a reward for up to $1,000 if the information you provide leads to an arrest.
For more information, head to our Rewards page.