Ontario pledges to invest $450,000 in Crime Stoppers

 

The Province has announced it will be providing more funding to ensure Crime Stoppers can continue to operate 24/7.

In order to ensure the organization can continue to operate at all hours of the day, the Ontario government has committed to providing $450,000 in funding over the next two years.

“For decades, Crime Stoppers has played an important role in making sure anyone can share information about criminal activity with the police at any time, on any day,” Christine Hogarth, parliamentary assistant to the Solicitor General, said in a news release.

“Public safety is our priority. Our government will continue providing our community safety partners, like Crime Stoppers, with the supports they need to help us keep Ontario communities safe,” Hogarth continued.

The toll-free tip line is a collaboration between the public, the police, and the media, and offers the community a way to provide information that can help prevent or solve crimes completely anonymously.

Currently, Ontario has 39 Crime Stopper programs, linked by telephone number, that can be contacted from anywhere in North America.

“The financial support provided by the province is critical to Crime Stoppers programs across Ontario,” David Forster, past president of the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers, said in the same release.

“The ability to contract services to allow for 24/7 monitoring of phone and web tips ensures that the public has the ability to report information on criminal activity at any time,” Forster continued.

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