Crime Stoppers Dominica (CSD) reports positive results since the launch of its call centre in May 2013
Crime Stoppers Dominica (CSD) has announced that, since the launch of its call centre in May 2013, it has received over 200 valid tips leading to over twenty (20) arrests. In other instances, matters have been addressed through timely police intervention.
For the year 2016, CSD reports an increase in anonymous tips received by the Canadian based call centre - a total of 60 valid tips compared to 39 in 2015. Tips were received on all types of criminal activity; chief of which were domestic abuse, child abuse and narcotics.
CSD has undertaken a number of approaches in an effort to improve its visibility across the island. Community “walk through” events have been held, most recently in Grandbay and Marigot, where school students got involved in promoting its message.
For the year 2017, CSD says it will target the youth, and seek to engage them through different approaches designed to help adolescents foster respect for others and proper behaviour which are pre-requisites to the development of highly respectable youth. Some of the programs will include school engagements and also Behavioural Management training for adolescents, among others.
Crime Stoppers Dominica was initiated in late 2012 with the objective of working together with the Community, the Media and Law Enforcement to reduce crime. The program is made possible through private sector donations and support by the media.
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