Crime Stoppers and Youth
Crime Stoppers believes that youth have the right to travel to and from school and attend school and their many activities free from violence and crime.
We offer youth the tools to stand up against crime and violence, without fear of reprisal, through an anonymous TIPS-line, to get the information to those who can stop the crime or violence. The confidential TIPS-line is 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also leave a webtip by going to the link on our website, or by texting to CRIMES (274637) using the keyword "ktown" before you type in your information.
Crime Stoppers is committed to a safe, healthy, and happy community, and offers youth the opportunity to become responsible for their own well-being, and that of the community to which they belong. Crime Stoppers is funded by community donations through Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers Society, covering all schools in the Central Okanagan’s School District # 23.
What is Firesetting?
- Lighting matches or lighters
- Lighting accelerants, like gasoline, aerosols and body sprays
- Playing with toaster, furnace or stove
- Burning items such as toys, paper or garbage
- Setting a fire to destroy something or hurt someone
It's a serious problem - and the City of Kelowna Fire Department can help. For more information on the program conatct the Kelowna Fire Department at 250-469-8801, www.kelowna.ca/fire or email@example.com
Check out these resourceful websites:
Rutland Senior Secondary School
Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers donated a piece of equipment to the Video Production department of Rutland Senior Secondary School. The "Steadicam", which is a video stabilizing vest worth $3500, was a welcome edition to the program. The students, in turn, have produced 3 videos for Crime Stoppers - all with a message about the issues that students are dealing with and promoting text tipping.
Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers entered these three videos in international competitions and won several awards.