Sarnia Police flying Crime Stoppers flag during awareness month

Focusing on the community's 'right to feel safe' is part of law enforcement's commitment to the program

Pictured with the Crime Stoppers flag are, from left, Jeff Stoudt of AutoMax, Sean Robbins of Cogeco, John Baragar, Les Jones, Bob Redman of A1 Security Systems, Chief Norm Hansen, and Kelly Ash of Southwest Regional Credit Union.

Sarnia Police Services will be flying the Crime Stoppers flag at its headquarters for the balance of January in support of Crime Stoppers Awareness month locally.

At a ceremony to raise the flag were representatives of Crime Stoppers, including Sean Robbins, who serves as president of the local organization.

“We’re faced with a lot of threats,” said Robbins, who works in the business services division of Cogeco. “The growing opioid and fentanyl epidemic, cyber-crime, and human trafficking are part of that picture. But Crime Stoppers believes that, even such such overwhelming issues, everyone in our community has the right to feel safe plus the responsibility to help their neighbours be safe too. We can and should report suspicious or criminal activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers.”

Sarnia Police Chief Norm Hansen, who was also at the flag raising ceremony, said the importance of Crime Stoppers as a law enforcement tool can’t be overstated.

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