Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Help Stop Gang Violence in B.C.

In many instances, family, friends, relatives and associates know exactly what criminal activity a person is engaged in. These people are enabling violence to continue by not notifying the police. We need your assistance to put a stop to the violence before more innocent lives are lost.

Now more than ever, anyone with information HAS TO COME FORWARD TO POLICE.

Investigators from the RCMP and VPD will appear on Global TV News at 6:00 pm tonight and on Wednesday night to discuss what police are doing to target organized crime in the province of BC.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team tip line 1-877-543-9217 will be answered live from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm tonight and tomorrow night. Calls that can't be answered live will be directed to voice mail and someone will call you back.

This tip line is always in effect - so if you can't call tonight, please call anytime and IHIT investigators will follow up on your call.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Do your part in keeping yourself and your family safe

Anyone that decides to associate with people who are involved in gang activities in any way are simply putting their own lives at extreme risk. If you are going to choose to associate with those involved in organized crime, then you are knowingly putting yourself at risk.

You may say “how was I supposed to know?” Your instincts are a great measure. You are likely dealing with someone involved in criminal activity, gangs, or organized crime if a person:
- has an abundance of cash,
- drives high end vehicles,
- seems to have more money than his salary would provide, or
- doesn’t appear to have a real job

Ask your young adult children the hard questions about their friends and associates. Don’t settle for a vague answers. “If you’re are thinking there may be an issue, there likely is an issue”.

Criminals with guns pose a clear and present danger to our communities. The police are doing everything in our power to take guns like these out of the hands of criminals. If you have information about illegal guns, then it is up to you to do the right thing and come forward with that information to police. If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

Call Now!

IHIT Tip Line - 1-877-543-9217
Crime Stoppers - 1-800-222-TIPS to make an anonymous call.


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