Crime Stoppers International is an independent non-profit umbrella organization, officially registered in the Netherlands as a foundation. The mission of CSI is: ‘to mobilize the world to provide information on crime anonymously’.
With affiliated and accredited national and local Crime Stoppers programs in 26 countries we form a global network and provide platforms for communities around the world to report on crime anonymously.
The provided information is passed on to law enforcement and other investigators in such a way that the tipster remains anonymous at all times. When you report to Crime Stoppers your identity will never be exposed.
It all began in July 1976 with a fatal shooting at a filling station in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA. The police had no leads and the investigating detective had to find a way to solve the case. Somebody would have more information, but how can he reach out to him or her?
The detective contacted a local television station for a reconstruction and provided a special telephone number people could call without mentioning their name. Within 72 hours a person called who identified the car leaving the scene at the time of the killing. This person said he had a good reason not to be involved in the case.
With this experience in mind the detective started a movement with the help of the public, media and law enforcement which has evolved into a network of Crime Stoppers in 26 countries in the world affiliated to the Crime Stoppers International Foundation.
Governing body of the Foundation
The Supervisory Board, consisting of representatives from the geographic regions, determines the organizational strategy and is responsible for the policies, collaborations and activities pursued by the Management Committee.
The day to day operations of the Foundation are spearheaded by a Management Committee that is based at the organization’s global headquarters in the Netherlands.
Our Foundation receives financial and in-kind support from:
- affiliated Crime Stoppers regions;
- the business community;
- sponsors, donations, gifts and inheritances.
Crime Stoppers International maintains strategic partnerships with key global organizations such as the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). A cooperation agreement was signed with INTERPOL in 2010, and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the UNODC in 2016.
MOU’s have also been established with other global NGOs such as the International Police Training Institute and Airline Ambassadors International in 2015 along with a formal collaboration agreement with the CNN Freedom Project.
Crime Stoppers International, through its affiliated regional programs maintains strategic relationships with the Australia Federal Police (AFP), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.
In June 2018, Crime Stoppers International entered a partnership agreement with Digital Ally, a US-based organization which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications.