Crime Stoppers recognizes long-serving volunteer and Chair

Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce, as with all Crime Stoppers chapters, is completely volunteer driven.

With little to no government funding or support, Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce continues to struggle to raise funds.

On Monday, November 25th, Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce recognized a volunteer who has served for 18 years both as a member of the board and as its Chair person.

Betty Bender has worked tirelessly over the years with a passion to help Crime Stoppers maintain its community involvement and was presented with recognition by current Chair Peter Reid.

From attending Fall Fairs and community events, to creating the popular ‘Mystery Box’ fundraising project and to meeting with regional police services and fostering their financial support, Bender has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to support for Crime Stoppers.

      Betty Bender with a beautiful donated hand-made quilt for a                                                     Crime Stoppers raffle

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       Crime Stoppers Board presents recognition to Betty Bender (3rd from L) for her years of service                                                                                          (photo submitted)

The Crime Stoppers movement began in 1976 and is based on three essential elements – the community, the media, and law enforcement.  The local program is operated by a group of volunteers, including a volunteer Board of Directors who oversees the program as well as raising funds and increasing public awareness of Crime Stoppers in the community. The media aides the program by publicizing case re-enactments or details about a case not yet solved or a person wanted on a warrant, and law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from our office staff and follows that information through to its conclusion.

Crime Stoppers has grown in numbers with over 1,200 programs worldwide coordinating the people in their regions toward “being part of the solution” – all volunteer driven. 

When it comes to crime,
Remember … Crime doesn’t pay but Crime Stoppers does!