Brandon Crime Stoppers Receives Provincial Funding –


Press release November 16, 2021

In celebration of National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month, the Government of Manitoba is investing in crime prevention and community awareness programs by providing $ 51,000 in funds to support the ongoing work of Stoppage In. crime in Manitoba, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“We are proud to partner with law enforcement, Crime Stoppers and the community to improve public safety,” said Friesen. “$ 11,000 is dedicated to hosting crime prevention presentations at local schools in Brandon and Westman Immigrant Services. “

The Minister noted that a vehicle was donated to Brandon’s Crime Stoppers and is the second vehicle donated under the program; the first was provided to Winnipeg Crime Stoppers in 2018. Brandon’s Crime Stoppers Coordinator uses the vehicle to travel to community organizations to promote programming.

“The members of the Brandon Crime Stoppers Board of Directors were extremely pleased to receive the vehicle donated by the Criminal Property Forfeiture Branch of Manitoba Justice, which will be an asset to the Crime Stoppers program,” said said Rick Thomson, President of Brandon Crime Stoppers. “The Brandon Crime Stoppers Board of Directors would like to thank the Manitoba Justice Criminal Assets Forfeiture Unit for all of their assistance in making this vehicle donation possible. “

Brandon Crime Stoppers will receive $ 11,000 to help fund community outreach materials and equipment. A vehicle worth approximately $ 32,500 was confiscated for the benefit of the province this year as the proceeds of crime were turned over to Brandon Crime Stoppers. It will be part of the organization’s community outreach activities.

Winnipeg Crime Stoppers and Manitoba Crime Stoppers will also receive $ 28,000 and $ 12,000 respectively to fund community outreach materials and equipment and to support the rewards program for callers who provide information.

Since its inception in 2009, the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund has redistributed more than $ 19.9 million to communities across the province. The Criminal Property Forfeiture program seizes and liquidates criminal assets and reallocates funding to projects and initiatives designed to protect Manitobans and improve public safety.

Funds go to organizations across Manitoba whose important initiatives continue to build community, invest in youth and support victims of crime.

For more information on Crime Stoppers organizations serving Manitobans, visit:

Mark M. Gagnon