Proclamation: Crime Stoppers Month January 2024

WHEREAS CRIME STOPPERS of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1987; and

WHEREAS The program is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors who oversees all phases of the program, and is funded solely with monies generously donated from the private sector, businesses or raised through fundraising efforts of volunteers; and

WHEREAS CRIME STOPPERS is a program that benefits everyone in the community and in 2005 Crime Stoppers International was recognized by the United Nations as a global force in the fight against crime and terrorism; and

WHEREAS CRIME STOPPERS is not a Police program nor funded by the provincial or federal government or from police agencies, but rather has a mandate to assist the Police in solving crimes thereby making our communities and schools safer; and

WHEREAS Anonymous calls to CRIME STOPPERS of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka have assisted the Police and other investigative agencies in making 4,890 arrests, recovering stolen property valued at almost $13 million and seizing over $73 million in illegal drugs. For this information, Crime Stoppers has approved $404,622 in cash rewards and received over 64,600 tips.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Deborah Doherty, Member of Council, on behalf of Mayor Hamlin and the Town of Collingwood,

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM January 2024 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the Town of Collingwood.

Dated this 17th day of January, 2024.

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