Crime doesn't pay - but Crime Stoppers does!
by Sandy Lindsay


July 7, 2016



Crime Stoppers

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Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement agencies in the resolution of crime.

Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith presents donation to Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce Chair, Betty Bender

Kincardine Police Services Board donates to Crime Stoppers
(L-R) Staff Sgt. Department Manager, South Bruce OPP Paul Richardson, Audrey Keip, Ron Roppel, Rev. Rob Hiscox and Crime Stoppers Chair Betty Bender (absent is Chair Laura Haight)

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is at last getting some financial support from various municipalities throughout the region.

Several communities whose police services benefit from the Crime Stoppers organization have stepped up to help the group that is volunteer driven.

Many people have long been under the misunderstanding that Crime Stoppers is a 'police' organization when, in fact, it is made up of volunteers from communities, including its Board of Directors.

The Crime Stoppers Program is made up of three essential elements - the community, the media, and law enforcement.

Crime Stoppers is dependent on fundraising activities and, without donations and public support, would be unable to exist and unable to lend its help and support to both provincial and local police services to keep communities safe.

With several new volunteer Board members and Chair now in place, Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce has launched a fundraising campaign where it is going directly to municipalities whose policing benefits from the Crime Stoppers 'anonymous tips' service.

In 2015, tips to Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce resulted in the seizure of over $849,362 in drugs and stolen goods, 28 arrests, and 23 cases cleared.

Since inception in 1987, the local program has amassed totals of over $51.7 Million in seized drugs and property resulting in over 1,500 arrests while solving 2,558 cases. During that time span $242,105 in cash rewards have been approved for payment to "Tipsters".

Where do those cash rewards come from?  Fundraising efforts by the volunteers.

Bender explains that, "Crime Stoppers works, and it works because of the combined efforts of concerned citizens throughout Grey Bruce who want to make our schools and our communities safer places. Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is proud to be a part of these communities and is glad to see the support of the program continue to grow each year ... Crime Stoppers is proud to be part of the solution against crime."

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Saugeen Shores Chief of Police
Dan Rivett


If you have any information about these crimes you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or send us a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca  or www.tipsubmit.com . You wonít be asked to identify yourself, you donít have to appear in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Remember Crime Doesnít Pay Ė But Crime Stoppers Does!

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