Calgary Crime Stoppers unveils superbus
January is Crime Stoppers’ month, and the Calgary Crime Stoppers Association (CCSA) is working with Calgary Transit and the Calgary Police Service to celebrate crime solving efforts by unveiling the Crime Stoppers wrapped Calgary Transit bus.
“The Calgary Crime Stoppers Association has been working quietly in the background for the past few years, but we have a new board of directors, and we are working to be in front of the issues that Calgary has been facing”, says Jen Elias, president of the Calgary Crime Stoppers Association. “We have several initiatives that we will be focusing on this year. This Calgary Transit bus is our first. Keep a look out for the other initiatives around the city.”
Over the past 42 years, Calgary Crime Stoppers has played a pivotal role in 15,022 solved cases, 7,378 arrests and 11,789 charges. Additionally, joint efforts with law enforcement have led to the seizure of $36 million in property and cash, along with $362 million in confiscated drugs.
“As I’ve said before, I think it’s really important that we continue to work together with the community, with all orders of government and our partners to make sure crimes around Calgary do not become normalized,” says Chief Constable Mark Neufeld. “Crime Stoppers is one of our integral partners and we are thrilled to continue to support them on their 2024 initiatives”.
“Successful crime prevention requires the involvement of the entire community”, expresses Mickey Amery, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. “Alberta Crime Stoppers continues to do outstanding work encouraging Albertans to take an active role in preventing and reporting crime, and we celebrate this work as part of Crime Stoppers month. Keeping Alberta’s communities safe and protected is a goal we all share.”