Members of the Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, along with Mayor Darrin Canniff, Chief Administrative Officer Michael Duben and Chief Chris Case held a brief ceremony at the Civic Centre today to recognize January as Crime Stoppers Awareness month.
Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers is a volunteer-run community crime prevention program that started in 1987 and encourages anyone with information about a crime to call in a tip anonymously – information that is then passed on to assist in police investigations.
Working with both the Chatham-Kent Police Services and the Chatham-Kent OPP, the organization relies entirely on donations and fundraising to cover the costs of its tip line, anti-crime programs, and its rewards.
Mayor Darrin Canniff thanked the Crime Stoppers volunteers, board members and Chatham-Kent Police Services for the community's continuous support of the program.
"Being a non-profit, non-government organization, we rely heavily on volunteers and public donations to keep our program going," said Angie Shreve, President of the Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.
The donations received cover the rewards for those who submit tips that lead to an arrest, recovery of stolen property or illicit drugs.
During the flag rising, Shreve was happy to announce that CK Crime Stoppers is hosting their first on-line 50/50 draw with proceeds going to Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers.
To learn more about Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers: https://crime-stoppers.on.ca/
They invite you to become a member of Crime Stoppers by submitting your tip. Use their Anonymous Email Tip tool via their website or TEXT your Tips to 274637 Keyword CKCS.