Justice and Public Safety
February 28, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General:

Provincial Government Recognizes Crime Stoppers 25th Anniversary

Mr. Speaker, Crime Stoppers Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating 25 years of serving the people of our province by working to make our communities safe and secure. I would like to thank the organization for their dedicated service and their efforts in gathering anonymous tips to help solve crimes.

This anniversary is an opportunity to raise awareness of this valuable collaborative and community effort, as well as recognize the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who strive to increase awareness of the program. This is a community-based organization involving the public, police and media. All invest a substantial amount of time and energy to gather important information to prevent and solve crime.

Mr. Speaker, there have been over 1,800 cases cleared since this program started, with over 3,600 charges laid and $9.1 million in goods and drugs seized directly as a result of the efforts of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crime Stoppers program.

I would also like to thank the members of the public who have come forward to offer more than 36,000 tips to assist in keeping their communities safe. The public’s participation is vital in seeing that those who commit crimes are held accountable for their actions. Crime Stoppers would not be the success it is without the public’s assistance.

Mr. Speaker, Crime Stoppers would like to remind everyone that “if you see something, say something.” Also, remember, information is provided anonymously.

I ask all Honourable members to join me in congratulating Crime Stoppers Newfoundland and Labrador on their 25th anniversary in the province.

2017 02 28                              1:55 p.m.