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Hotline to schools

Dawne Parris

Hotline to schools

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More than 700 people, including students, have been phoning into the Crime Stoppers Hotline in Barbados over the past two years to provide tips that help authorities nab perpetrators.
And director Devrol Dupigny expects even more people to come forward with information on crime as a programme targeting secondary school students gains momentum.
In an interview with the WEEKEND NATION Dupigny said the organization, which allows tipsters to report information about crimes anonymously without fear of exposure or retribution, has become an avenue for a total of 776 people, including students to “exercise their civic right and responsibility” since 2009.
“Crime Stoppers has received tips on incidents that may have occurred in school environments, incidents of crime among youth and schoolchildren . . . such as fights, including those that may have involved a weapon, theft and sale of personal items, and drug-related crimes,” he said.
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.