New Initiatives Illustrate Crime Stoppers Month 2020 Motto

JAN 31, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As International Crime Stoppers Month winds down, the motto Creating Partnerships Against Crime is stronger than ever in Guelph-Wellington.

Two new initiatives, both designed to partner Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) with new sectors of the community, will help increase awareness of the program.

Firstly, WrightHaven Homes of Fergus has worked with CSGW to develop a sign that will be posted at their construction sites throughout Wellington County. The signs, which bear both the CSGW and WrigthHaven Homes logos, includes the toll-free number and website for reporting suspicious activity. Construction sites are often targeted by crime and the lost of everything from materials to tools can be costly.

“WrightHaven Homes is excited for this opportunity to partner with Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington,” said Steven Wright, owner and president of WrightHaven Homes. “Through this initiative, together we will bring safety and deter would be criminals to our communities and families that allow us to build their dream home.”

From left, Sales Professional Sarah Wright, President Steven Wright and Sales Professional Rachel Block of WrightHaven homes are joined by CSGW Vice-Chair Dave Elloway to launch the signage campaign partnership outside the model home in Elora.

These signs are generating interest within the communities they are posted, according to Program Coordinator, Sarah Bowers-Peter.

“As always, we count on our communities to look out for each other and let us know when something looks off,” she said. “By using Crime Stoppers, they are keeping themselves anonymous and their information confidential.”

The second partnership is with the Township of Guelph Eramosa. They too developed signage customized for their park and recreational areas that reminds users that illegal dumping is a crime. By entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with CSGW, the community can report bylaw-related information for investigation through Crime Stoppers.

“The Township is excited to partner with Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington,” stated Amanda Knight, CMO Clerk/Director of Legislative Services. “We recognize the important role CSGW plays in combating crime, including illegal dumping, in our community and are thankful for their continued assistance and support!”

Illegal dumping has been an ongoing area of focus of CSGW and it’s a problem throughout the County of Wellington and City of Guelph.

From left, CSGW Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter is joined by Township of Guelph Eramosa Parks and Recreation representative Jeff Myer, Parks and Recreation Administration Assistant Kristen Chaisson and Bylaw Enforcement Officer Ivan Lunevski at one of the CSGW partnered signs in Rockwood.

“These community partnerships demonstrate how Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington continues to work with our community members. We are always open to new initiatives and new ways to spread our message,” said Bowers-Peter.

CSGW, which is an alternative to reporting directly to police, accepts tip information via www.csgw.tips as well as by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. The program is active on social media and can be contacted for new partnership opportunities through the website. Book your presentation to learn how Crime Stoppers can work in your community.

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