Corruption occurring at the highest levels of government in a way that requires significant subversion of the political, legal and economic systems.
To ANONYMOUSLY report instances of corruption (or any crime) contact
Crime Stoppers Bahamas
How it Works:
If you have ANY information on ANY crime then call at ANY time, 365 days a year. Your call will be answered in USA or Canada. Your call cannot be traced as there is no Caller Id, or any similar features attached to the lines.
In Nassau/New Providence/Paradise Island call 328-TIPS(8477) or in the Family Islands call 1-242-300-8477 (TOLL free number).
The overseas operator will take the relevant information and you will NEVER be asked for your name or where you calling from, you remain Anonymous (no names asked). After receiving the information the operator will give you a Control Number that you should keep confidential.
Call back after 30 days and give the operator your Control Number and you will be told the status of your case and if you are eligible for a cash reward payment of up to $1000.
If you are eligible for a reward you indicate any public place in Nassau where you want money dropped off during daylight hours and Crime Stoppers will arrange for a civilian to drop off the reward.
Royal Bahamas Police Force Anti-Corruption Unit
Tips can be given at:
(242)-356-6019 / (242)-356-6025
However, Official Corruption reports must be made in person at:
The Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime Unit
Neville Bethel Building
Nassau St. (Top of the Hill across from Magic Photo)
How It Works
A statement must be given in person at the Unit (or at your local station if you are in the Family Islands). Be prepared to provide:
- your name
- the name of the suspect
- the name of the victim (if other than yourself)
- the specific action or complaint
- the name of any witnesses
- the action you wish pursued (explicitly state if you wish the complaint to be investigated, if you would like to press charges, etc.)
Once the report is made, the Anti-Corruption Unit will investigate and you will be contacted by letter or phone call with any significant updates or results. Once the investigation is complete, if there are grounds for prosecution, the case will then proceed to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Complaints Against Police Officers
The Royal Bahamas Police Force treats all complaints very seriously. Any citizen can file a complaint by letter, by telephone, email or in person to any police officer at any of the local stations or where ever the officer may be whilst on duty. Complaints made against police officers can be made at any local police station or at the Complaints and Corruption Unit:
East Hill St.
For more efficient results, ensure that your complaints cover all the necessary information such as what happened, when it happened, who was involved, what was said or done, whether there were any witnesses other than yourself,where the witnesses can be contacted, if known, description of any stolen property, vehicle information and details of any damage or injury which took place.
Everyday abuses and misconduct by public officials in their interactions with ordinary citizens, who often are trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies.
Reporting Misconduct at the Passport Office
When you encounter misconduct at the Passport Office you have three options to report a complaint:
- Ask to speak with supervisor or chief passport officer in person or via phone:
- Send a letter of complaint to the office addressed to the chief passport officer
- Send an email of complaint to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Remember in you complaint to include:
- The name of the offending official
- The concern or misconduct you would like to report
- Your name and the names of any other witnesses if relevant