Proclamation - Crime Stoppers
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, Yvonne Hamlin, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM January 2023 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the Town of Collingwood.
Dated this 20th day of January, 2023