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Crime Watch (TV series)

Crime Watch
Presented byIan Alleyne
Narrated byIan Alleyne
Opening theme"Hunt is On", performed by Kwin (2011-present)
Ending theme"Hunt is On" (short version)
Country of originTrinidad and Tobago
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Ian Alleyne
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
DistributorSynergy TV
Original networkWIN TV (2010-2011)
CCN TV6 (2011–2013)
CNC3 (2013–2016)
Synergy TV (2016-Present)
Picture format1080p 16:9 online
480i on Synergy TV
Original release2008
External links

Crime Watch is a Trinidadian television program presented by host Ian Alleyne, to help profile and assist law enforcement in the apprehension of fugitives wanted for various crimes, including murder, rape, kidnapping, child molestation, white collar crime, organized crime, armed robbery and gang violence.

The show airs 6PM weekdays on Synergy TV with repeats on weeknights and weekends. It is currently one of the most popular programs in Trinidad and Tobago.



Crime Watch started on WIN TV in 2008 airing Thursdays at 6PM. The show gained initial fame until it was later dropped on 17 February 2011 due to complaints of its controversial nature.[1] It was then picked up by CCN TV6 and began airing on 11 April 2011.[2] Disagreements with management resulting from a lawsuit brought against the station after it showed a video clip depicting the rape of a minor, the show's contract was allowed to expire on 10 April 2013.[3]

A new contract was secured with another media house, CNC3, and began airing on 23 April 2013 until the show was axed on 1 September 2016 due to controversial statements made about contracts awarded to complete the Brian Lara Stadium.[4] During its time off air, Crime Watch streamed on Facebook Live until securing a television contract with Synergy TV and began airing on 15 November 2016.

In 2015, the show and its host were profiled by The American Scholar magazine.[5]

Callers are able to dial into the program live and give thoughts and feedback.

Ian Alleyne is currently supported by the Police Commissioner Gary Griffith who has appeared via phone calls on the show multiple times to help resolve criminal occurrences.

There was controversy at a time that Alleyne use to avoid stories about long time friend Sheron Sukdeo. Sukdeo was a car dealer that was accused by many of being one of the biggest drug dealers in Trinidad but was gunned down in 2018. As a result, Alleyne condoned the shootings and stated than while he was friends with the deceased, he was not biased in any way.[citation needed]

Dana Alleyne is a producer of the show.

On radio

See also


  1. ^ "'Crime Watch' show axed" . Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ "Ian Alleyne's 'Crime Watch' comes to TV6" . Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ "'Crime Watch' no longer on TV6" . Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  4. ^ "Alleyne, CNC3 bosses in heated stand-off" . Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  5. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago: The Showman" . The American Scholar. 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2019-08-09.

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Categories: 2008 television series debuts | Trinidad and Tobago television series | Television series revived after cancellation | English-language television programs

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