January is Crime Stoppers Month. Manitoba Crime Stoppers was formed in 1985 as a way for people to anonymously provide police with information about a crime. The RCMP’s Media Relations Officer Tara Seel says the program depends on people providing information. She explains every time a crime is committed it affects us all so Crime Stoppers is based on the simple principle that for every crime committed someone other than the criminal has information about it. She says Crime Stoppers continues to be effective because of concerned community members throughout Manitoba who are doing their part to keep their streets safe. Seel adds the total tips received for 2014 were 774 so that’s 774 people who called in to report something that they knew was going on in their community.
Flin Flon City Council recently made their annual donation to the program at ten cents per capita.