Citizens of all communities in the Counties of Simcoe, Dufferin and the District Municipality of Muskoka are affected by their participation in the prevention of and subsequent reduction of crime and removal of illicit drugs from their communities and schools by taking an active role in reporting crimes anonymously.
Crime Stoppers provides a tool for law abiding citizens to provide information on a crime that has been committed which assists investigative agencies solve crimes and deter the use of illegal drugs in our communities and schools.
Our clients are members of our communities regardless of age, gender and financial status. Our program area=s population is also unique in that our summer residents increase by 50,000 compared to our normal population of 559,894. We currently have thirty-two (32) secondary schools in our program area with more than 28,407 students benefiting from our program. Crime Stoppers provides an avenue for our youth to give valuable information about a crime while remaining anonymous.
The community is the backbone of the program because it is through citizens of the communities that we obtain the information needed to help solve crime.
Crime Stoppers works in partnership with the Police and other investigative agencies in the County of Simcoe, Dufferin and the District Municipality of Muskoka. These include nine (9) Ontario Provincial Police Detachments and five (5) Municipal Police Services. Crime Stoppers provides these investigative agencies with anonymous information received for investigation in an effort to reduce or prevent crimes in our communities and schools.
Crime Stoppers works in partnership with the Media in the County of Simcoe, Dufferin and the District Municipality of Muskoka. These include two (2) television stations, five (5) community cable stations and thirty-seven (37) newspaper contacts. The media promotes the program through articles about the program, public service announcements, publishing or broadcasting a “Crime of the Week”. The media, has the task of working with the police co-ordinator to enlighten the citizens of the community where the police need their assistance. The more the media promotes the Crime Stoppers program, the more calls may be received from the community on crimes and the more cases may be solved by the police.