An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip has foiled a mass shooting plot at a Halifax, Nova Scotia shopping mall. This is an excellent example of why community led Crime Stoppers programs are valuable to community safety worldwide. This particular tip has been called ‘the most significant’ ever to prevent a crime in Canada by Ralph Page, the President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association.
Statement from Premier Stephen McNeil on Investigation by Law Enforcement http://t.co/d03qXaSJ0h
— Nova Scotia Gov. (@nsgov) February 14, 2015
A number of links will be shared in this post to reference and bookmark this case. Many volunteers work tirelessly for local, provincial, national and international Crime Stoppers programs. Often times, funding for the programs in Canada are scarce, and many programs have been threatened with shutting down due to financial hardship. Please remember that Crime Stoppers programs are registered charities that issue tax receipts for donations. The programs are community operated in partnership with the police and media to prevent and solve crime together. Please consider reaching out and donating generously to your local Crime Stoppers program.
.@nsgov Canadian Crime Stoppers appreciates kind words from Nova Scotia govt for community programs to stop, solve + prevent crime together
— Canada Crime Stopper (@CanStopCrime) February 14, 2015
— Halifax_Police (@HfxRegPolice) February 14, 2015
— GRC, Nouvelle-Écosse (@GRCNE) February 14, 2015