ABOUT THE DINNER
DINNER CO-CHAIRS: SEAN SPORTUN | DET. DIMITRI TSIANOS | PINA MARTINO
HONORARY CHAIRS: DAVID MIRVISH | CAL MILLAR | ROB MATTACOTT
LENNY LOMBARDI | THE HONORABLE DAVID ONLEY
The Chief of Police Dinner is an annual event hosted by Chief Mark Saunders in support of Toronto Crime Stoppers. It is our premier fundraising event that provides the opportunity to highlight the invaluable work this valued non-profit volunteer organization does for community safety. This highly respected organization is critical, not only to the community, but also to police in preventing & solving crimes.
The Chief of Police Dinner is a high profile event that has over 400 guests attend; which have included police chefs and senior police leaders from across the province, members from all levels of government, and members from the business community.
ABOUT TORONTO CRIME STOPPERS
Founded in 1984, Toronto Crime Stoppers is a registered non-profit charity that does not receive government funding. This community safety program bridges a partnership between the police, the media and the community that enables concerned members of the public to anonymously provide information on the identity of a criminal or incidents of criminal activity. All Tips received by Toronto Crime Stoppers are forwarded to the appropriate police agency for investigation. Callers are never required to give their name or testify in court and are eligible for a cash reward if their Tips lead to an arrest or a seizure of weapons, drugs or stolen property.
WHERE DOES THE FUNDING GO
Toronto Crime Stoppers is administered by a civilian Board of Directors who are responsible for all fundraising efforts and the approval of cash rewards for tipsters. The Board is also responsible for directing funds towards community outreach initiatives, youth engagement programs and the development of public awareness campaigns such as Cash For Guns, Anonymous, Cooking With Molly, Retail Organized Crime and Human Trafficking campaigns.
Toronto Crime Stoppers has a history of success. Since inception the program has received 154,771 tips that have helped solve or prevent crimes like homicides, armed robberies, abductions/human trafficking, identified fentanyl drug dealers, helped take guns off our streets and so much more. resulting in over 11,250 arrests and 37,875 charges laid with over $64,650,000.00 in property recovered and $333,000,000 in seized narcotics.