New technology and communication channels are revolutionizing everything from politics to shopping. The Bolo Program’s core goal is to use these technologies and channels to support police services in their communication efforts about Canada’s most wanted, so people like you can be on the lookout for these fugitives.
We want to make our communities safer by encouraging you to be on the lookout. Together, we can do more to:
contribute to the police efforts in solving major cases
ensure dangerous fugitives face justice
bring closure to crime victims
boost public participation in public safety
“BOLO” stands for “be on the lookout.” Bolo is a common law enforcement term designating an individual who’s actively wanted. Just the perfect name for us!
We’re not the police. We’re not Crime Stoppers. We’re the Bolo Program!
The Bolo Program amplifies priority wanted notices for which police services have already requested the public’s assistance. In cooperation with Canadian police services and Crime Stoppers programs, we launch amplification campaigns to reach wider audiences for these notices, on multiple platforms and over extended periods of time, and we offer major financial rewards as incentives for citizens to be on the lookout and submit tips to the authorities. In short, we’re reaching you at the right time, at the right place, and by using the right means to encourage you to be on the lookout.
Our amplification campaigns are 100% free; they don’t cost a dime to Canadian taxpayers and police services. We never interfere with police activities and investigations—rather, we work in close cooperation with police services to develop and deploy our amplification campaigns. And we don’t collect tips; that’s not our job. Instead, we encourage you to submit your tips to the police or Crime Stoppers.