Chilliwak, Alberta is the location of one of Canada’s top crime hotspots, and is one of the first places in Canada to have its police force set up a bounty program.
In the past few weeks, Chilliwacks RCMP has been sending out bounties for people who are wanted for offences including murder, kidnapping, and robbery.
According to the Chilliwaks’ bounty program, the reward can be worth as much as $1,000,000.
“If you can get your name and address, we’ll get you arrested,” said the chief constable of Chilliwackers RCMP, Chris Sautter.
In a statement, the Chilliewacks Police Department confirmed that the police force had created a bounty system.
The program was set up after a man was shot and killed in Chilliwacking in January, but police said that there had been no arrests.
“The man was identified through the police’s public information officers, who have been investigating the case for months, and has not been identified,” the statement read.
“Officers have been actively seeking information from the public and have been able to identify many people who may be able to assist with the investigation, including the man’s family members.”
“The police are committed to bringing those responsible for this horrific crime to justice,” the police statement added.
“We appreciate the support and assistance of the public, and encourage anyone who has information to come forward and speak to us.”
Chilliwacked has a population of around 1,400 people.
According the Chilliyacks RCMP website, “the population of Chilliewack is more than double the national average of about 1,000.”
In a press release from the department, the chief said that the reward was created to help “the Chilliwacker community.”
The Chilliwakes bounty program has already earned the Chillies Police Department some publicity, with a Facebook post from the city’s mayor praising the bounty system and saying that it “is a wonderful way to get people involved in solving crimes.”
“This is the first bounty program that I can think of in Canada that has not resulted in an arrest,” Chilliwaking Mayor Brian Dore told CBC News.
“It is important to have that type of program.
The reward is just a small part of the reward.”
In the last three weeks, the city has received more than $500,000 in bounty money.
Chilliwakers Police Chief Sautner also thanked the public for helping to solve crimes.
“As a community we are working hard to make sure that crime in Chilliyack is under control,” he said in the statement.
“In this instance, we have a good lead on the case, but we want to make it clear that we have no intention of stopping to make any arrests.””
In this instance, we have a good lead on the case, but we want to make it clear that we have no intention of stopping to make any arrests.”