HALTON CRIME STOPPERS!

Crime Stoppers of Halton’s new co-ordinator hopes to boost the organization’s presence in local schools so young people understand how the program works and that anonymity figures prominently in its success.

Halton police Det. Const. Paul Proteau hinted at the future of Crime Stoppers during an interview with The Oakville Beaver at Halton police headquarters Tuesday.

Proteau took over the post of Crime Stoppers co-ordinator from Sgt. Gary Gold, who held the role for six years.

Proteau admitted he jumped at the position because, he said, Crime Stoppers is an essential part of keeping Halton one of the safest communities in Canada.

“If the Crime Stoppers program wasn’t around, there would be tons of information that wouldn’t be passed on to police because a lot of people don’t want to come forward,” he said. see www.haltoncrimestoppers.com

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