Crime Stoppers: Serving Halton for more than 30 years.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

January 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

They are one of those organizations you know exists and you leave it at that.

From time to time you hear or read something about them. They have been around for 30 years.

In January of each year Crime Stoppers of Halton hosts an event to recognize volunteers, local media and other key partners.

Jan Westcott, chair of the Halton group said recently that “Crime Stoppers of Halton has served the region for 30 years now and we hope to continue to provide residents in the region the opportunity to help keep their communities safe and secure.”

Jan_H_Westcott-1“However, we are not alone in this effort. We rely on the help of numerous volunteers, local media and the support of area businesses and organizations that have made donations to allow Crime Stoppers to operate in the region for three decades,” Westcott said.

“We are extremely thankful for the support we have received and continue to receive.”

In 2018, anonymous tips to Halton Crime Stoppers contributed to solving numerous crimes within our community, including drug offences, weapons offences, fraud, break and enter, impaired driving, vandalism, breach of probation, outstanding warrants and theft.

Jodi Thomson Crime StoppersLike other Crime Stoppers programs across Canada (and many worldwide), Crime Stoppers of Halton has observed Crime Stoppers Month since it was first proclaimed in 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta. Crime Stoppers Month gives the opportunity to recognize those who have played a key role in assisting the program.

A recognition and theme launch event will take place at 7 p.m. on January 23 in the Community Room at Halton Regional Police Headquarters.

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