Canadian police organizations for decades have used hefty rewards to try to solve notorious criminal cases. In fact, police have now gone high-tech, allowing tipsters to text-message tips to collect rewards.
So how often do the police actually pay the tipsters who help them? It’s a total mystery. The police handle all negotiations with tipsters in private, without any scrutiny from the press or public.

It’s time to shine light on these back-room deals. Please share your stories of rewards offered, and promises denied. Let us know about more, and we’ll build a repository here, including story details from other tipsters who unfairly were denied rewards.