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January is Crime Stoppers Month

Web posted on January 14, 2014

(January 14, 2014 Guelph and Wellington County, ON) - Each year Crime Stoppers programs around the world celebrate Crime Stoppers month in January to highlight successes and promote their crime fighting initiatives.

Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement agencies in solving crime. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of criminals, recovery of stolen property and/or seizure of illegal drugs while maintaining total anonymity to the tipster and complete confidentiality of the tip.

The Crime Stoppers program is made up of three essential elements - the media, the community, and law enforcement.
- The media publicizes case re-enactments or details about a case not yet solved or a person wanted on a warrant and highlights the program to further heighten awareness.

- The community, through its local volunteer Board of Directors, through those community members who provide tip information and others who provide funds and donations for the maintenance of the program.

- Law enforcement receives the anonymous tip information from our office staff and follows the information through to its conclusion.

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington is a non-profit charitable organization which was incorporated in August of 1988. Money to pay tipsters is raised through donations and fund-raising activities held by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of volunteer, dedicated and concerned citizen's right here in our community. To become a board member or assist us in volunteering at an event, please call the office at 519-846-5371 or visit our web-site at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

Statistics for Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (Since Inception 1988):
Number of calls15,820
Rewards Approved$148,685
Cases Cleared2190
Arrests1462
Property Recovered$9,971,430
Narcotics Recovered$26,856,937
Total Dollars Recovered$36,828,367


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