Promoting Crime Prevention Practices

by: - February 5, 2016
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Roseau, Dominica (February 05, 2016): Crime Stoppers Dominica (CSD) is continuing to urge the public to take action to keep Dominica safe.

The public is reminded that in addition to providing a safe medium for reporting crime anonymously, Crime Stoppers Dominica advocates crime prevention practices on how the public can avoid becoming victims of criminal behavior. We recognize the propensity for an increase in incidents of crime during festive seasons; therefore, CSD is urging the public to be responsible in securing your homes and property during this year’s carnival season. Parents are encouraged to ensure that children are adequately supervised and are in the company of responsible guardians at all times. Homeowners and business owners too must ensure that your homes/businesses are secured to deter potential criminals from performing acts of burglary and/or theft of your belongings.

By reducing the prospects for offenders committing criminal acts, or by making a situation or environment less attractive to offenders, criminal behavior can be reduced.

Crime Stoppers Dominica takes this opportunity to thank its many corporate sponsors for your contributions in helping us remain afloat as well as all our media partners, the Dominica Festivals Committee, the Dominica Calypso Association and organizers of Mr. Caribbean for helping in the promotion of the Crime Stoppers hotline. We also wish everyone a safe Mas Dominik 2016.

CSD also thanks the public for their support in our crime prevention and solving efforts and we continue to urge the public to “speak up” about incidents of crime being committed by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersdominica.org. Since its launch in 2012, Crime Stoppers has had success having registered over 1,000 calls from which there were 100+ valid tips leading to 20 arrests.

All information provided is strictly confidential. Calls from all cell phones and landlines are absolutely free and no names are required. Calls and online tips are handled by a Call Centre based in Canada and there is no Caller ID.

How Crime Stoppers Works

If you have information of a criminal activity, whether it has already happened, is in progress or is going to happen.
• Call 1-800-TIPS [8477] and give the operator the information or go online at crimestoppersdominica.org and click the “Submit Tip button”. Do not give your name.
• Your call is answered by a professionally trained attendant at a call center outside of Dominica. The call is free, it is confidential and there is no caller ID. The information is then transmitted through Crime Stoppers Dominica to the Police and acted upon.

About Crime Stoppers International
Founded in 1976, Crime Stoppers has more than 1,200 programmes in more than 25 countries. Tips have led to just under 1,000,000 arrests being made with billions of dollars of property and drugs being recovered thanks to Tips from Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is not interested in your identity, only the information you have on a crime!

Crime Stoppers is a community-based, non-profit organization managed by a civilian board of directors. It is a partnership between the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement. The mandate is to “Work Together to solve and Prevent Crime”.