SINCE its inception 15 years ago, Crime Stoppers have recovered approximately over $7.3m worth of stolen items through its 919 line, made over 2000 arrests and offered $41,700 worth of reward payouts.
From a single telephone line, Crime Stoppers now has 12 customer information officers that mind the 919 line - four each in Suva, west and north.
Crime Stoppers began in 1997 with its head office located at the Nabua Police Station and 27 employees. Now, they have shifted to Suva in Totogo, run by national coordinator Sergeant Bulou Vaisewa and southern divisional coordinator Mili Ducia. The west office is headed by Corporal Mecuisela Bilo and its north office by Corporal Sala Nacolai.
Through the weekly Sunday television program aired on Fiji Television at 6:55pm right before the national news, has increased the public awareness of Crime Stoppers; also now with the program featuring videos instead of photos. Crime Stoppers also has a Facebook page which has over 200 friends and now run a school program called the School Scholastic Crime Stoppers program.