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Volunteer commitment and dedication being recognized

April 20, 2017
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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. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of criminals, recovery of stolen property and seizure of illegal drugs while maintaining total anonymity to the caller and complete confidentiality of the tip.

It appears that many municipalities are beginning to realize the value of the role that Crime Stoppers plays in ensuring the safety of their communities.

The volunteer driven organization receives little to no funding from the government and, therefore, all monies for rewards and expenses must be raised through fundraising efforts.  Without the work undertaken by Crime Stoppers' volunteers, crime prevention would be sadly lacking in the field of law enforcement.

(L) Chair Betty Bender, Volunteer Audrey Keip and Markdale Rotary President Doug Ratcliffe

Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce Chair, Betty Bender and volunteer Audrey Keip recently gave a presentation to Markdale Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 18th about Crime Stoppers. The  Rotary Club was so impressed that it presented a cheque for $200. 

Several communities and organizations have now begun to step up and contribute to the organization to ensure on-going community safety through 'tips' provided to police.

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"We really appreciate every donation that we receive," says Chair Betty Bender. "In the past, there has been very little financial support from communities but, recently, I think they have begun to realize the commitment and dedication of the volunteers and that, without the anonymity provided by Crime Stoppers, police would not receive the many tips that help them in their law enforcement role that creates safe communities."

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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.cstips.ca . 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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