Toronto Crime Stoppers reinvest funds in community supports and neighbourhood initiatives
Toronto Crime Stoppers is hosting an event celebrating Crime Stoppers Month this morning in the lobby of Toronto Police headquarters. Along with highlighting statistics from 2019, the program will be announcing their new rebrand strategy, which aims to mobilize the public while reinvesting funds back into Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
Toronto Crime Stoppers Co-ordinator Dimitrios Tsianos, will host the event with remarks by Mayor John Tory, Toronto Police Services Board Member and City Councillor Michael Ford, Deputy Chief of Police Peter Yuen, and Toronto Crime Stoppers Chair, Sean Sportun.
Since the Toronto Crime Stoppers program launched in 1984, it has taken more than 165,000 tips. In 2019, 85 people were arrested and 320 charges were laid, helping the Toronto Police Service solve cases of gun violence, robbery, sexual assault and human trafficking, among others.
Going forward, under the “See It, Say It, Stop It” slogan, Toronto Crime Stoppers will channel funds into communities impacted by crime and violence rather than paying individual rewards.
“Our program has an incredible history, but as we move into the future, we have created an opportunity to appeal to an individual’s desire to serve the greater good,” Sportun says. “We are excited to share our new rebrand strategy that channels our efforts directly back into the communities we serve and empowers a movement of a crime free Toronto.”
For further information, please contact Crime Stoppers Coordinator Dimitrios Tsianos, at 416-808-7260 or Sean Sportun at 416-904-3805.