January is National Crime Stoppers Month and the program continues to be a success in Fort St. James according to the R.C.M.P.
Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit program that empowers regular people to fight back against crime. Anyone can submit an anonymous tip and if that tip leads to an arrest, the individual will receive a reward for their efforts.
Tips may not necessarily give police the evidence they need to make an arrest but any tip can help put them on the right track to solving a particular crime.
Today there are about 1,200 Crime Stoppers programs in communities worldwide and all sorts of crimes are being solved including: homicides, robberies, sexual assaults and drug trafficking.
Police can link 1,469 arrests to information received via Crime Stoppers. These tips have also led to almost $3.1 million worth of stolen property recovered and $33 million in drugs being seized.
Fort St. James is part of the Prince George chapter which also includes: Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, McBride and Valemont.
Since 1991, the Prince George chapter has received 11,067 tips and this number continues to grow.
If you have any tips call: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) You remain anonymous. If you see a crime in progress call 911 immediately.