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Crime Stoppers of York Region partnered with York Regional Police Community Services Unit to launch the Seniors Crime Stoppers program in York Region in June 2006.
Crime Stoppers wishes to assist the growing Senior’s community by educating and encouraging seniors to speak up anonymously about their suspicions and concerns about criminal acts against seniors including physical abuse, neglect, theft, fraud and identity theft to name but a few.
If your organization is interested in having Crime Stoppers provide a presentation please contact:
Crime Stoppers ARE NOT Police
Crime Stoppers is a community-based program that helps the police solve crimes by providing an anonymous tip line for the public. The program was created in 1976 by Detective Greg MacAleese of the Albuquerque Police Department, who used a staged re-enactment of a murder and a guarantee of anonymity to encourage witnesses to come forward. The success of the program led to the establishment of a governing Board of Directors, made up of prominent citizens, to oversee Crime Stoppers. Today, there are over 1,000 Crime Stoppers programs worldwide, with 81 in Canada and nearly 40 in Ontario.
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