Every month the Community Policing Office focuses on one aspect of safety and security, and January is Crime Stoppers Month.
CPO Coordinator Marlene Jones stopped by Q101 to discuss the important service for both the public and the police.
“We are actively looking for tips from within our community that is going help with current investigations as well as some historic investigations. We do have some missing person files here in Merritt and I know the families would like to get some answers on those as well,” said Jones.
Jones also mentioned how the tip doesn’t even need to be RCMP specific.
“Not only does Crime Stoppers accept tips for the RCMP. But there are also things like BC Hydro, Fortis, Canadian Border Services, Ministry of Social Services, all those agencies have investigators and are active in investigations,” said Jones. “They will forward it to the respective agency.”
Crime Stoppers has been running in Merritt since 2010, and recently the group has been looking to increase their social media presence. The Nicola Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page has been posting photos and looking for identifications.
Crime Stoppers - 1-800-222-8477
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