Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers – Continued Success during a Challenging Year
Recognizing January as National Crime Stoppers Month, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce another successful year in 2020. Through the cooperative efforts of the public to anonymously report detailed tip information and working in partnership with law enforcement to ensure the proper information is collected for investigation, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers continues to play a significant role in making our communities safer.
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers is very proud to have been honored with the 2020 International Crime Stoppers Award for Total Property Recovered in jurisdictions of 300,000 to 1 million population. The program saw an increase of 1400 percent from the previous year through the seizure of property, cash, and illegal drugs resulting from successful tips. Other highlights include the ever-expanding increase of our social media presence on Facebook with over 27,000 followers along with continuing to reach out to all areas of the province to promote and bring awareness to the benefits of the program.
Since inception of the program in 1987, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers has assisted law enforcement in 3455 arrests, 3985 cases cleared with $9,939,415 in property recovered, $8,529,021 in drugs seized, and $18,510,729 in total dollars recovered.
Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers wants to acknowledge the tremendous support and financial contribution of its sponsors and the successful partnership with the RCMP to operate the program. We look forward to continuing to work together into the future to ensure the safety of our communities.
To submit a tip individuals can call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), access the website at www.saskcrimestoppers.com or use the P3 app for tablets and smartphones. All contact remains anonymous and anyone providing information that results in an arrest or charge may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $2000.