About us

Prince Albert Crime Stoppers is a registered non-profit entity carrying CRA charitable status, governed by a volunteer board. Crime Stoppers is not the police, however, the program operates in close partnership with the Prince Albert Police Service and other law enforcement agencies to help solve criminal incidents.

Mission Statement

Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, police, and media that provides the community with a proactive program for people to anonymously assist the police in solving crime and contributing to an improved quality of life.

How Crime Stoppers Works

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that works in co-operation with the Prince Albert Police Service, the media, the business community, and the public. Crime Stoppers is not funded by the Prince Albert Police Service or any other law enforcement agency.The Crime Stoppers tip-line is manned by trained personnel who receive and pass on tip information to investigating officers. When you call the number, you are NOT talking to the Police. The information you provide will then be sent to police officers for investigative purposes.  You’ll never have to identify yourself, or testify in court. Calls are not recorded and no one involved with Crime Stoppers knows the identity of the callers.Once a tip is left, you will be given a tip number so the status of the tip can be traced online. The caller’s identity is never known.A tip can be left with Prince Albert Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How Can You Help?​

You can help support the Prince Albert Crime Stoppers program by submitting anonymous tips or making donations to the program. Because Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization, we are completely funded by donations and sponsorships.We are a Registered Canadian Charity and the donations are tax-deductible.We raise our money through fundraising events, individual donations, and business sponsorships. You can also become involved by attending or participating in our various events and fundraisers throughout the year. You can leave an anonymous tip on our website, through the link on our Facebook page or by phone at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest. We never ask your name and you never have to go to court.​Crime Stoppers encourages people to leave anonymous tips with information to solve ANY crime


History of Crime Stoppers

It is July, 1976 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Michael Carmen, a university student, is working the night shift at a gas station, just 2 weeks before his wedding. It is midnight. Two men burst in with shotguns, take all the money, shoot and kill Michael.

Six weeks into the investigation detectives are still without leads. Canadian born Police Detective Greg MacAleese thought that if the public was able to observe a reenactment of the crime on television this may lead to a citizen providing information that may lead to an arrest. In their desperation they put on a TV reconstruction of the event, and advertised a phone line for people to call anonymously. Anyone providing information regarding this murder/robbery would be eligible for a cash reward. Within 72 hours Michael’s murderers were behind bars. They were sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

More importantly, detectives received lots of other information and solved many crimes unrelated to Michael’s murder thanks to the creation of an anonymous “Tips”-line.

This was the birth of Crime Stoppers, which now operates throughout the world.

In November 1982, Calgary was the first Canadian city to start the program, followed by Edmonton in 1983.

The Prince Albert program was started in 1985 by some key individuals that felt that such a successful program should be operating in our community.