Accounting and Management
Crime Stopper Programs are organized as a not for profit organization (Charity). A civilian community board of directors provides direction as to the financial and promotional activities of the program. The board of directors enhances the community involvement aspect, and its function is vital to the programs success. The Crime Stoppers program is funded by private donations and fund raising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved. The reward money paid out by the program is from the fund raising and donations from concerned citizens and businesses. A community board of directors, made up of persons from throughout the country, meets on a monthly basis to evaluate arrests and to decide on the size of rewards to be paid, up to $1,000. Rewards are then distributed in a private manner to the callers. Callers are eligible for rewards up to $1,000, but, despite this, many callers choose not to collect their rewards.
The board has a treasurer who provides financial reports and an annual audit of finances is conducted. Legal advice is also provided by a member of the board who serves in his/her capacity.
The organization is funded by donations from members of the public. Twelve primary sponsors are used to provide the core funding, including benefits in kind from BTL (BTL provides the international communication link to the overseas Call Centre). Additional funds are then obtained to cover specific activities, as and when required.