January is Crime Stoppers Awareness month. The Caledon Detachment of the Provincial Police (OPP) would like to extend its appreciation for the important work by our partner, Peel Crime Stoppers. With the assistance from the Region of Peel, the partnership was strengthen last year by installing Peel Crime Stoppers community road signs across various neighbourhoods in the Town of Caledon.
Peel Crime Stoppers joins hands with our partners globally to celebrate the community collaboration between Police, Media and the Public. The Crime Stoppers program provides concerned citizens with an anonymous channel to report criminal activity by calling 1-800-222-8477. Remember, community safety is a shared responsibility
Locally, Peel Crime Stoppers processed 70 tips for Caledon OPP in 2021. Several of those tips resulted in an arrest. These tips included:
· Wanted Persons
· Breach of Recognizance/Probation Orders
· Drug Dealing/Illegal Drug Production
· Domestic Violence
· Animal Abuse
· Habitual Impaired Driving
Tips resulted in the recovery of $90,500 of property, seizure of $28,705 in currency and $11,310 in drugs.
What is Crime Stoppers?
Peel Crime Stoppers is a community program that allows the residents to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. Crime Stoppers is overseen by volunteers that are passionate about making a difference in their community.
Tips are received anonymously (no call display) by a “tipster” contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips are shared with police and other investigative agencies to be followed up on. If the tip information is accurate and leads to an arrest, the “tipster” may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2000.00
You can contact Crime Stoppers by:
- Calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS);
- By downloading the free P3 Mobile app; or
- By visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca to submit a tip online.
When to Call Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is best used for community members who do not wish to be identified, or to appear in court. “Tipsters” may have information about what they think may be a criminal offence, and Crime Stoppers offers them an alternate resource to contacting police.
We encourage the community to contact police directly to report impaired drivers, crimes in progress or suspicious persons/vehicles/activity, as Crime Stoppers are not considered Emergency Response.
Make a Difference in your Community:
Peel Crime Stoppers is looking for self-motivated, committed leaders to represent Caledon on the Board of Directors and to make our community better. Why not get involved in this successful community program that encourages people to submit information to solve local crimes? For details, Board member and volunteer applications please visit the Peel Crime Stoppers website www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.