With the proclamation of Missing Persons Week in Saskatchewan, the provincial RCMP is utilizing seven billboards across the province to highlight information on missing persons.
This as they launch Project HOME ‘Help Our Missing Emerge’ which is a province‐wide, multi-jurisdictional, digital billboard and social media awareness campaign to bring attention to long-term missing persons cases.Their website indicates there are 133 long-term missing persons.
“I can’t imagine the anguish the families of those who remain missing must feel every day. We want to remind the public that these missing individuals are loved – their absences have left holes in the hearts of their families and friends. They haven’t been and won’t be forgotten. We are hopeful that displaying the names and faces of the long-term missing people in Saskatchewan on these billboards will help generate new information that can lead to their return and provide answers for the families who are missing their loved ones endlessly,” says Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer and 2nd Vice President of the SACP.
The seven billboards are located in North Battleford, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton. They show pictures, names and some brief details about the majority of those who remain missing in Saskatchewan. More information about the long-term missing persons cases across Saskatchewan can be found on the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police website.
Officials are asking if you know something, even if you think it may be insignificant, any piece of information could lead investigators to finding the answers they need to locate someone. Please report the information to your local police or to the Saskatchewan RCMP Missing Persons Line at 1-833-502-6861.
Project HOME was initiated by two individuals with the Saskatchewan RCMP: Cst. Brendan Sanford, Saskatchewan RCMP Missing Person Coordinator and Vicki Torresan, Community Program Officer with the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction Unit who is actively involved in efforts in support of MMIWG2S.