"Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, police and media which provides the community with a proactive program to anonymously assist in solving crime and contributing to an improved quality of life"
Our valued and dedicated volunteer team is the strength of Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka. Citizens who join our locally focused committees participate in activities and events to promote public awareness and knowledge of the Crime Stoppers program, the Tip Line, and how we ensure anonymity. Committees meet once each month or as needed. Committee volunteers are encouraged to liaise with various leaders within their community to build relationships with all stakeholder groups.
Each committee is led by a Chair Person and has a representative who sits on the Board of Directors. Committees create and execute awareness and/or fund raising events that they feel reflect the personality and character of their local community. An example of this is the Race Night ran by the South Simcoe committee at Georgian Down Raceway each year. This event is attended by local residents, elected officials, police managers and corporate sponsors. Watch for a Crime Stoppers booth set up at your local fair or festival throughout the year.
Annual training seminars and conferences are available for volunteers to network with other Crime Stoppers program volunteers, develop new skills and concepts for event planning and hosting, as well as further their knowledge of the provincial, national and international initiatives being implemented across their regions and across the world.
Crime Stoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka committees are currently located in Barrie, Midland, South Simcoe (Innisfil), Dufferin (Orangeville), Muskoka, Georgian Triangle (Wasaga Beach), Orillia and Oro-Medonte. If you would like to join one of these committees or start up a new committee in your home area we'd welcome the opportunity to talk with you!
The Board of Directors is comprised of a cross-section of volunteers who govern the overall operations of Crime Stoppers. Reward payments are authorized by the Board of Directors. The Board creates and ensures adherence to policy and our By-Laws, executes some fund raising events such as the annual gala ball, and the annual golf tournament.