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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2011
McKenna: Report Crimes Against Seniors - Don’t Remain Silent

crimestoppersAttorney General Rob McKenna will join Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, Pierce County Crime Stoppers, local law enforcement and others at a news conference Monday morning to unveil a new effort to fight crimes against seniors.

When:          
10:30 am, Monday February 14, 2011

Where:         
Burger King parking lot, 2909 South 38th St., Tacoma (just west of Pine St.)

Who:             

  • Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound
  • Pierce County Crime Stoppers Program 
  • Area Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Seattle University Executive Leadership MBA Program
  • Clear Channel Advertising
  • Prosecutors
  • Attorney General Rob McKenna

What:          
The group will unveil the first of many billboards launching the Crimes Against Seniors program.

Crime Stoppers solicits anonymous tips through a secure tip line and website for information relating to possible abuse/theft/neglect against the elderly. If the tip is criminal in nature, it will be forwarded to law enforcement. If the tip is not criminal, the tip is sent to the appropriate social/advocacy agency for assistance.

“Crime Stoppers working with law enforcement, citizens and the media will be a valuable tool to combat Crime Against Seniors” - Ed Hauge, President of Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

"Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is proud to be joining forces with Pierce County Crime Stoppers to form an alliance against those who would cause harm to our senior citizens and to strengthen our ability to help communities protect those who are often most vulnerable." - Cynthia Tobias, President of Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

“We are proud to support the meaningful work of Crime Stoppers in important campaigns like elder abuse and will continue to champion Crime Stoppers' important efforts to improve public safety in our communities" - Olivia Lippens, President of Clear Channel Seattle.

"The abuse of vulnerable adults continues to be a serious and growing problem in this state and across the country," McKenna said. "The state's adult protection services received nearly 15,000 reported concerns about suspected abuse, financial exploitation and abandonment of vulnerable adults. I'm proud to support Crime Stoppers in its efforts to fight this problem."


For more information on Crime Stoppers: www.crimestoppersnow.com

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