Crime Stoppers Barbados will host the second in a series of the crime fighting organisation’s sensitisation workshops on Saturday, 14 April from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church.

“The success of Crime Stoppers Barbados is tied directly to the involvement of every community and all persons in the country,” explained Oral Reid, Chairman of Crime Stoppers Barbados.

The volunteer training programme allows us the opportunity to sensitise persons about Crime Stoppers, its purpose and general mission. We will share a history of Crime Stoppers International and Crime Stoppers Barbados as part of a regional movement and highlight the role that volunteers may play in our remit to work more closely with the Royal Barbados Police Force.”

The April 14 Crime Stoppers Barbados workshop will focus on identifying volunteers who recognise the need for sharing information about the things that occur in their respective communities and understand that they have a critical role to play in safety issues in their neighbourhoods.


Crime Stoppers Barbados is a community based action programme that gives every person in Barbados the opportunity to become involved in the fight against crime, thereby overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Cash rewards of up to BB$1,000.00 are offered to citizens who furnish information that leads to the arrest of criminals, seizure of illegal firearms and narcotics or to the prevention or solution of a crime while guaranteeing anonymity and confidentiality. Launched in 2009 and overseen by a volunteer board, Crime Stoppers Barbados operates with the full support the Royal Barbados Police Force.

Volunteers are sought to help with several of Crime Stoppers Barbados programmes including school-based activities in both primary and secondary schools. The organisation is also seeking persons who possess experience in community building and project development, as well as those persons who might be able to assist in administrative areas within the Secretariat.

“Volunteering with Crime Stoppers Barbados is an excellent way for individuals to do their part in ensuring the development and maintenance of safety at the community level throughout Barbados,” continued Crime Stoppers Chairman Reid.

The organisation has had an outstanding record of success, working with the RBPF, in assisting with investigations and securing convictions in a wide spectrum of criminal activity ranging from drug use to violent crime. Among the programmes that have been implemented recently is The Integrity Line, an initiative that allows employees to have a confidential service to report criminal activity and wrongdoing in the workplace.”

Any person interested in serving as a volunteer with Crime Stoppers Barbados is invited to attend the workshop on 14 April at Accra Beach Hotel from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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