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Canadian Police Services launch national methamphetamine public awareness campaign

January 21, 2021  By Blue Line Staff

Canada – January is Crime Stoppers Month in Canada and the theme for 2021 is “Helping All Communities Stay Safe”.

In support of this theme, Crime Stoppers Canada, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and police services across Canada are launching a national public awareness campaign over the next several months to help educate the public about the negative impacts of methamphetamine and how it poses a threat to the safety and well-being of communities.

Under the auspices of CIROC (the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime), participating police services will feature a variety of communication strategies in order to provide information on indicators of methamphetamine production and the prevalence of methamphetamine within their local communities. Police services will focus on encouraging members of the public to report suspicious activity to their local police service, or to remain anonymous and report to Crime Stoppers.

Many Canadian law enforcement agencies have identified an increase in the use, trafficking, importation and production of methamphetamine. It has emerged as one of the most significant commodities within organized crime; entrenched from production, to importation and distribution.

“The threat of methamphetamine production and its distribution within our communities continues to escalate. Often with ties to organized crime, this criminal activity poses a threat to our personal safety. TheCanadian Crime Stoppers Association and its 87 member programs that support all communities across Canada encourage the public to report any suspicious activity to Police or to Crime Stoppers anonymously,” said David J. Forster, President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association. “Together we can help all communities stay safe.”

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