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Crime Stoppers of Grey-Bruce News

The Hanover Police Services Board has committed $2,000 per year for 2020 and 2021 to Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc.

Pictured left to right is Hanover Police Services Board Chair Don Smith, Chief of Police Chris Knoll,

and Crime Stoppers Board of Directors representatives Marty Fitzpatrick and Margaret Visser.

Since the pandemic, Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce has been unable to organize their annual fundraising events that support the program. As a result, they have initiated a campaign to seek financial support from municipalities within Grey-Bruce to help them through these uncertain times so that the program can continue to deliver on their mandate to connect people and the police to solve crimes through anonymous means.

Crime Stoppers is a community-based program that combines the police, media and members of the public in a co-operative effort to solve crime.

“In Grey-Bruce, our local Crime Stoppers program has provided police services with 16,291 tips to date resulting in 1,694 arrests and 2,683 cased cleared,” a statement from Hanover Police Service reads. “Crime Stoppers is comprised of a group of concerned citizens who operate under a volunteer board of directors. The board administers the program, controls and raises funds and manages the payment of rewards to tipsters. Crime Stoppers is incorporated as a charitable organization and therefore all cash donations are tax deductible. The program is completely independent of the police services having their office space and computer systems that are not located within any police station or OPP detachment.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation is encouraged to visit the local Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce website or contact them by telephone on their administration line at 519-371-6078.

(Article courtesy of the Hanover Post)