PROCLAMATION - Crime Stoppers Month

January 21, 2020

WHEREAS, CRIME STOPPERS, of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka was established on January, 12, 1987 and became incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization on February 11, 1987. The program is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, who oversees all phases of the program; 
WHEREAS, CRIME STOPPERS is not a Police program nor funded by the provincial or federal government or from police agencies. The program is operated solely with monies generously donated from the private sector, businesses or raised through fundraising efforts of the volunteer Board of Directors and committee volunteers; 
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;   
WHEREAS, CRIME STOPPERS mandate is to assist the Police in solving crimes thereby making our communities and schools safer. Through the media, the public is encouraged to call a province wide toll free number with any information about a crime that has occurred or is about to occur. If the information provided solves or prevents a crime, the anonymous caller is eligible for a cash reward. 
WHEREAS, Anonymous calls to CRIME STOPPERS of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka have assisted the Police and other investigative agencies in making arrests, recovering stolen property and seizing illegal drugs. For this information, Crime Stoppers has received over 64,600 tips. 
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood, 
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM January 2020 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the Town of Collingwood.  
Dated this 20th day of January, 2020