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Crime Stoppers Corner - August 2017 Edition

Web posted on August 10, 2017

It's that time of year, when a young person's mind turns to college or university. You want to ensure they are prepared for such a huge step by getting all the items they need for their studies, and to set up their new residence.

Have you prepared them on how to deal with criminal activity?

Regardless if they are attending school in Halifax, Vancouver or anywhere in between, you can help your student be safe by letting them know about Crime Stoppers. The toll free number 1-800-222-TIPS can be used anywhere in Canada and will route their call to the nearest program. They can also search for Crime Stoppers in their area, as most major centres have active programs.

Here in Guelph Wellington, we are proud of our affiliation with the University of Guelph and their Safe Gryphon app which is a one-stop feature offered through University of Guelph Campus Police. It has a number of options, including Friend Walk, Campus Police Services and Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW).

By selecting this icon, you are linked directly to a dedicated page where students can select one of two options provide a Phone Tip or Online Tip. Safe Gryphon is available wherever you purchase your online services, such as Play Store.

It's an excellent way to have safety at their fingertips, without a visible app that advertises that the phone has a connection to CSGW. Remember, we keep you anonymous to protect you, and that is exactly what the Safe Gryphon app offers.

If your student is going to another campus, see if they have a "Safe" app that allows your student to report crime and remain safe.

We strongly encourage young people who are going away to college or university for the first time, to think about their new school community, and do their part to keep it safe. This is also part of being a productive member of society.

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by Sarah Bowers-Peter
Program Coordinator
Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington

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