THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – January is Crime Stoppers Month. Across Canada, the Canadian Crime Stoppers Associations are working to help fight crime. The goal is allowing citizens to call in tips to authorities.
Prime Minister Harper, in recognizing Crimestoppers Month states, “I am pleased to extend my personal greetings to all Canadians marking Crime Stoppers Month. Every January, we have an opportunity to showcase the success of this international civilian effort in crime detection, resolution and prevention. Across Canada and around the globe, Crimes Stoppers is a valued partner in the fight against criminal activity. The program plays a leading role in alerting the public to pressing safety concerns.
“Recently, our Government joined forces with the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association (CCSA) to launch the Blue Blindfold Campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking in Canada and provide a means to identify and report suspicious cases. This initiative is an outstanding example of cooperation between civilians, law enforcement and government to prevent the spread of a terrible criminal enterprise that threatens our communities. For decades, the CCSA has shepherded such collaborations, leading to successful prosecutions and a safer Canada”.
In Thunder Bay you can reach Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers online or by calling 623-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS.