Supporting community volunteers who deliver public safety is now as simple as tagging your SARCAN bag!
Regina Crime Stoppers President Craig Perrault today launched an initiative to help the non-profit receive vital funding to continue its operations to support public safety.
“With the re-opening of SARCAN depots on Monday, June 15, we are encouraging people to tag their bottle returns with the tag ‘Crime Stoppers’ at the Stop and Go kiosks,” said Perrault. “At a time when our donations have fallen due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, this simple initiative will help us ensure we can continue our operations.”
Regina Crime Stoppers receives no direct government or city funding. The cost of paying for anonymous tips, as well its outreach operations, are paid through public and corporate donations.
“This service is incredibly valuable to the city of Regina – just last year, we won an international award among 1,700 international Crime Stoppers chapters for achieving the highest increase of property and drugs recovered for communities of our size,” said Perrault. “Like all non-profits, we need to ensure our revenue flows continue or we face reducing programming. We know we have many supporters out there and this is an easy way to help us.”
Regina Crime Stoppers service received 1,295 tips, an 8.6 percent increase over the previous record of 1,192 in 2017.
Tips received led to 25 arrests and 62 charges laid, increases from 2018’s totals of 22 and 55 respectively. There was a dramatic jump of over 125% in cases cleared, rising to 52 from 23, another key success indicator.
For further information,
President, Regina Crime Stoppers