Kitimat City Council saw a presentation from Terrace Crime Stoppers on Monday, June 18th. Ian Nakervis got up to talk about the Crime Stoppers program. He shared the details about how he got involved with the program as well as its origins.
“My mission is to generate some support from Government, from public, from community, from wherever we can. We need donations. We are a charity organization. A lot of people consider us to be a part of RCMP which we are not,” said Nakervis.
He explained Kitimat Crime Stoppers lost all support and was taken over out of Terrace, who also looks after Nass Valley.
Crime Stoppers is trying to create a website, www.terracecrimestoppers.ca
. He expressed it would get young people on board and text a tip. The Crime Stoppers Program also wants to put signage around Kitimat.
He expressed Crime Stoppers is a partnership between Community, RCMP and Media. He handed the Councillors information on Crime Stoppers.
Nakervis told Council, in 2011, there were 53 tips, 48 cleared, 3 arrests and 2 charges laid. In 2012, there have been 50 tips, 40 cleared and $183 of property recovered.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff wanted to know if they had presented to the Chamber of Commerce. Nakervis replied there was going to be a blast out to the businesses through the Terrace Chamber.