Campaign fights crime

7-Eleven teams up with Crime Stoppers to collect funds

A popular 24-hour convenience store is helping out an organization committed to fighting crime.

Donation canisters for Crime Stoppers will be available on all 7-Eleven Canada front counters during January and February 2015. The public is invited to make donations and all monies donated will be used to support Crime Stoppers programs in the province where the money is collected.

7-Eleven Canada and Crime Stoppers in Canada have a maintained a long-standing partnership in fostering safer communities.

In 2014, thanks to the support of 7-Eleven store customers through the donation canister program, more than $28,000 was collected and donated to local provincial Crime Stoppers programs. These funds are used to ensure that the Crime Stoppers 24/7 anonymous tip line is available for use by all citizens.

Crime Stoppers is a volunteer-run program to support safe communities in Canada.

A Crime Stoppers board of directors is drawn from citizens in the community and this board monitors local Crime Stoppers administrative activities, solicits and controls funding and determines reward payouts for successful Crime Stopper tips.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society covers a region ranging from Lumby to Sicamous.

Municipal police and the RCMP work cooperatively to manage Crime Stoppers policing issues.

Crime Stoppers allows citizens to anonymously supply investigators with information about a crime or potential crime for which they have knowledge without fear of reprisal.

When a citizen becomes aware of criminal activity, he/she can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 from anywhere in Canada and report what they know.

Tipsters can also provide information online through an encrypted tip taking system.

Tipsters who contact Crime Stoppers are never identified. They never have to give a name or phone number. There is no call display or record of a Crime Stoppers phone call of any kind.

 

They never have to testify in court. And tipsters could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest and charge. Crime Stoppers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.