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NEWS RELEASE · 12th November 2012
Terrace RCMP - Crimestoppers
Terrace students in grades 7 thru 12 have a chance to win an IPAD in a contest that will inform the public on how to submit a tip anonymously to police thru Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers and the Terrace RCMP believe that youth have the right to travel to and from school and attend school and their many activities free from violence and crime. Crime Stoppers offers youth the tools to stand up against crime and violence, without fear of reprisal, to get the information anonymously to those who can stop the crime or violence.

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 the Terrace Crime Stoppers Society, covering all schools in the Terrace’s School District # 82.

" This contest coincides with the roll out of the new mandatory minimum penalty (MMP) legislation. One component of this legislation is that if a person is selling drugs in or near a school or any other place frequented by youth under the age of 18 yrs an MMP will apply.

One of the goals of this contest is to get youth reporting crime that is going on in and near their schools and various places of activities. Youth are a provincial policing priority of the RCMP," says Cst Angela Rabut, community policing officer.

In the summer of 2012 Terrace Crime Stoppers introduced two new ways to submit a tip, SMS texting and our Terrace Crime Stoppers web page.

Now you can simply text TERRACE and the information you wish to provide, to CRIMES (274637) from any cellular phone or device with SMS capability. Or you can submit a tip via the web page External link, opens in a new windowwww.terracecrimestoppers.ca.

The contest will have two categories with one winner in each. The first place prize in each category is an IPAD II 16 gb, donated by the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena-Valley.

The first category is a poster contest for grades 7 thru 9. The winning poster will be displayed throughout town to inform the community and schools the new ways to submit a tip.

The second category is a 30 second TV commercial for grades 10 thru 12. It will be aired by Astral Media to inform the TV viewers the new ways to submit a tip.

For more information contact Cst Angela Rabut at (250)638-7429. Contest deadline is December 18, 2012.