Help us solve major crime
Within this Rewards Webpage, you will be able to view the Guidelines for participating in such a program.
Each case offering a reward will be listed here. You will be able to access the case profiles and view a reward video including a message from the lead investigators in each case.
If you have any information at all regarding these or any other profiled cases in our Homicide Webpage, please utilize the “Submit a Tip” section at the bottom of each case profile.
Currently available rewards
- From time to time the Toronto Police Service (TPS) may offer a reward to help solve a serious case.
- New rewards will expire one year from the date the Chief of Police authorizes it.
- Cold case rewards will remain valid until withdrawn by the Chief of Police.
- If you have information regarding a particular case where a reward is offered contact the unit commander of the Homicide Squad.
- In order to participate in the rewards program or qualify for the reward, the TPS requires persons to provide their name and address and a complete statement of their knowledge of a case to investigators. They may be required to testify. No confidentiality can be offered.
- In the event of an arrest, you may choose to file a claim for the reward. If you do so, you must file a claim by letter addressed to the Chief of Police, 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3. You may choose to mail it via regular mail or courier. Please ensure you keep a dated copy of your claim letter and any receipts.
- Upon completion of the case in court where a conviction occurs, the Chief of Police at his sole discretion will determine the portion of the reward to be paid to any claimant(s). Only persons who have filed a claim to the reward will be considered.
- No member of a federal, provincial or municipal police agency including full or part-time employees or volunteers, corrections agency employees, full-time or volunteers or their family members are entitled to file a claim for a reward. Persons engaged in the judicial system either as employees or contractors are excluded from claiming a reward. This includes family members, employees of firms that were the victim of a crime, lawyers and other employees of a law firm.
- It is the policy of the TPS that no reward will be paid until the case is concluded in the courts and a conviction occurs for the offense that the reward was offered for. Any appeals must be concluded with a conviction.
- Persons who provided statements to police in a case before a reward is offered are not eligible to claim a reward.