Each year, Crime Stoppers International recognises a number of individuals, programs, activities and campaigns from around the world for excellence and for their contribution to the achievement of the Crime Stoppers International vision – to mobilize the world to report information on crime and criminals, anonymously.

2022 Awards

Traditionally, winners are publicly announced at an Awards Presentation Ceremony, held in conjunction with the Crime Stoppers International Annual Conference in front of an international audience of their peers and distinguished guests. However, 2022 was similar to the last two years with presentations made online on our Facebook page and YouTube channel in mid-November to coincide with the CSI Board holding its first in-person meeting since the pandemic was declared.

The winner of each category will receive a commemorative certificate of recognition and their achievement will be published here on the CSI website, promoted on our social media channels, and distributed to mainstream media outlets.

2022 Winners

A full list of these winners can be viewed here or head over to the CSI YouTube channel.

View a chronological list of all CSI Service Award Recipients.

View a chronological list of all CSI President’s Award Recipients.

View a chronological list of all CSI Gary Murphy Global Vision Award Recipients.

Eligibility

To qualify for any Crime Stoppers International award, your program must be a current member of CSI and/or a member of your regional or national Crime Stoppers organisation.

All submissions must relate to activities undertaken during the 2021 calendar year – that is, between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021.

Individual nominees for a Service Award cannot  have been a recipient of the same award category within the last three years.

All submissions must be received by no later than 30 September 2022.

Incomplete submissions or submissions entered in a false community size (ie total population served by the program) category will not be considered by the judging panel.

Important Dates
  • Entries open 1 August 2022
  • Entries close 30 September 2022
  • Judging October 2022
  • Presentation – Mid-November 2022
Judging Criteria

The judging panel is comprised of a team of independent experts. In addition to category-specific criteria, the panel’s decisions are also based on:

  • The submitted entry should reflect the professionalism and integrity of the program/country. This is critical;
  • The quality of evidence presented to support the nomination;
  • An initiative’s capacity or potential to prevent, reduce or solve crime;
  • How an individual’s contribution or an initiative’s success was evaluated/measured;
  • The ability for an initiative to be adapted for use by other Crime Stoppers programs;
  • The sustainability of an initiative’s outcomes;
  • How innovative an initiative is; and to what degree an initiative contributed to community awareness about crime.

The decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Judging Panel

2022 Judging Panel 

Trevor O’Hara

Trevor is a highly experienced executive manager, with solid experience as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman of a National Board and the only person to have led the establishment of the first entirely independent and high calibre Crime Stoppers contact centre, in the 30-year history of the program, in Australia.

Having recently completed his previous role as CEO for Crime Stoppers Queensland for over 12 years, he is well acquainted with managing and overseeing complex business operations, with demonstrated accomplishments surrounding business improvement and innovation, profit enhancement, operational efficiencies, change management, strategic stakeholder management, contact centre services, business planning and implementation and capacity building.

Trevor was recently presented with his 25 year service award as a Leader with the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch and is in charge of the organisation’s annual musical theatre production.

Doug Dersch

Doug was instrumental in establishing a partnership with the Canadian Crime Stoppers Board, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the International Olympic Committee to utilize Crime Stoppers during the 2010 Olympics held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Doug received the 2010 Crime Stoppers International Presidents Award of Distinction for outstanding and dedicated service to the global program as well as the 2010 Canadian Crime Stoppers Award for appreciation and contribution of service.

Doug was recognized with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for exemplary service to Canadians and the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal recognizing the high degree of professionalism and service to the communities he served. Doug is a dynamic public speaker with a vast experience addressing large audiences, government officials and the public at large and currently has his own security business focusing on issues within the oils and gas sectors. Doug enjoys the outdoors, a variety of sports and relaxing with a good read.”

Chris Plumridge

Chris Plumridge is the founder of podcast production agency Jet Streamer, where he helps inspire and ignite passions through the power of audio storytelling.

Chris began his career in the media in 2011 as a commercial radio announcer and audio producer, before joining Crime Stoppers Victoria (Australia) in 2016. During his time with Crime Stoppers Victoria, Chris was the presenter of the Crime Stoppers segment on 3AW radio in Melbourne, in addition to heading up communications and engagement campaigns against illegal wildlife trafficking, scams and bushfire arson.

Chris is passionate about great journalism and creative storytelling; and loves to incorporate these ideals into his work wherever possible.

When he’s not producing podcasts, you’ll find Chris working on the committee of his local BMX racing club, or trying to get out of a bunker on one of South Gippsland’s many picturesque golf courses.

Sindia Narber

Sindia Narber is CEO of DK Security, a full-service security company with a staff of more than 1800 people in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. She is responsible for all of the company’s business functions, including HonorLine (whistle blowers hotline), background screening, retail loss prevention, security audits and crisis management planning.

Sindia has been a Board Member for Silent Observer, the Crime Stoppers program in the Greater Grand Rapids area, since 2015 and moved into the role of Board Advisor in 2022.

She is active in several professional organisations, including the American Society for Industrial Security, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Inforum, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Economic Club and the Society for Human Resource Management.

In 2021, Sindia was named one of the 200 Most Powerful Businesspeople in West Michigan, and in 2022 was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.

Presentation of Awards

Traditionally, winners are publicly announced at an Awards Presentation Ceremony, held in conjunction with the Crime Stoppers International Annual Conference, in front of an international audience of their peers and distinguished guests. However, 2022 will be similar to 2021 and presentations will be made online on our Facebook page and YouTube channel in mid-November.

The winner of each category will receive a commemorative certificate of recognition and their achievement will be published on the CSI website, promoted on CSI’s digital channels and distributed to mainstream media outlets.

View previous CSI Service Award Recipients

View previous CSI President’s Award Recipients

Award Categories

Service Awards – recognise the dedication and commitment of various individuals, including ambassadors at local, national and international level, young achievers, and law enforcement or civilian coordinators, as demonstrated through their sustained drive, enthusiasm, participation and significant contribution to the Crime Stoppers vision.

Media Awards – recognise excellence and best practice in the advertising and promotion of Crime Stoppers campaigns, activities and specific calls to action through the development and production of special features/reports and public service announcements across all mediums – print, television, radio, and specific online and digital applications.

Productivity Awards – recognise outstanding and significant contribution to Crime Stoppers programs as measured by the percentage increase in arrests made, charges laid, drugs seized, property recovered and information reports received.

Specialised Training or Program Awards – recognise the continued support of, or outstanding service to, a Crime Stoppers program through the provision of specialised training or the delivery of a specialised program.

Service Awards

Categories & Entry Criteria

1) Coralie Wagner Memorial Award

In recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership on a local, national and international level.

Entries are encouraged that identify individuals who have made a profound contribution to Crime Stoppers at the local, national and international level; who have had an association with Crime Stoppers for at least three years, including during the 2021 calendar year; and who have demonstrated drive, enthusiasm and devotion to the Crime Stoppers vision.

The nominee may still be actively contributing or may no longer be able to contribute (eg has passed away), so the entry must detail the nominee’s current status – whether they continue to be involved in Crime Stoppers and, if not, why not.

NOTE: the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

2) Paul D Boudreau – Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year Award

In recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership.

Entries are encouraged that identify coordinators (civilian or law enforcement) who have displayed an outstanding commitment to a Crime Stoppers program, encompassing the ability to work with law enforcement, media and civilian participants in relation to Crime Stoppers, and who have also demonstrated necessary leadership qualities such as dedication, initiative, responsibility, reliability, persistence and integrity.

NOTE:
1. the activity(ies) for which the nominee is nominated must have occurred in the 2021 calendar year
2. the nominee must have been serving as the coordinator of a Crime Stoppers program at the time
3. the nominee cannot be a voting Member/Director of the relevant program’s Board of Directors; and
4. the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

3) Civilian of the Year Award

In recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a Crime Stoppers program.

Entries are encouraged that identify civilians currently serving on the Board of Directors of a Crime Stoppers program, who were an active member of that Board during the 2021 calendar year and who have demonstrated leadership, organisational ability and any other qualities considered relevant.

Identify the nominee’s years of service on the Crime Stoppers board, positions held and accomplishments achieved.

NOTE: the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

4) Young Achiever of the Year Award

In recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a Crime Stoppers program by a young person.

Entries are encouraged that identify young people (between 15 and 21 years of age) currently working with a Crime Stoppers program who have demonstrated a hands-on practical approach, leadership, organisational ability, motivation of their peer group, and any other qualities considered relevant.

The nominee must have actively contributed to a Crime Stoppers program during the 2021 calendar year and cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

Media Awards

Categories & Entry Criteria

CSI’s Media Awards recognise best practice in advertising and promotion of Crime Stoppers campaigns, activities and specific calls to action, along with the level of community engagement achieved through these initiatives, across all mediums – print, television, radio, and specific online and digital applications (Facebook, website, mobile applications, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, other).

Nominations provided for each media category above may choose to specify if their advertising and promotion activity was for a special feature/report, a specific crime of the week segment or a public service announcement.  It is important that you select the population category your program serves.

Entries are encouraged that nominate examples demonstrating innovation and excellence in development, production, publication and reach during 2021.

Media award entries will be assessed on the following:

  • explanation of Crime Stoppers purpose
  • contribution to public awareness
  • originality of idea or concept
  • quality and excellence of message
  • a heightened use of online tools and/or social media platforms
  • impact on community
  • results achieved – evidence of evaluation/measurement to be provided in submission

With the following additional criteria applying to website and digital award entries:

  • ease of navigation
  • interactive content and overall functionality
  • visual appeal and creativity of content
  • speed to load
  • up-to-date content, including relevant statistics
  • links to relevant sites
  • social media links
  • online reporting capability
  • innovative features – such as a quick-exit button, multi-lingual options

It is important to upload your media files or identify the URL location of where the judging panel may view your media materials.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

Productivity Awards

Categories and Entry Criteria

CSI’s Productivity Awards recognise outstanding and significant contributions by member programs to the achievement of the Crime Stoppers vision of helping stop, solve and prevent crime as demonstrated through, but not limited to, – increase in arrests made,  increase in stolen and confiscated property recovered, volume/quantity of drugs, firearms, illicit goods (eg tobacco) seized – however, programs are encouraged to submit additional measures considered to be noteworthy, such as the number of cases cleared.

Identify the correct population category served by your Crime Stoppers  program serves as follows:

  • 0 – 300,000
  • 300,000 – 1 million
  • 1 million – 3 million
  • Over 3 million

Productivity award entries must be accompanied by a formal statistical report on program letterhead or a program’s official statistical results/tracking report that clearly states results for the 2021 calendar year – 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 – and directly compares these with the 2020 calendar year.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

Specialised Training or Specialised Program Awards

Categories and Entry Criteria

CSI’s Specialised Training and Specialised Program Awards recognise the continued support of, or outstanding service to, a Crime Stoppers program through the provision of specialised training or delivery of a specialised program during 2021.

Programs must stipulate the size of the community that their Crime Stoppers program serves.

Specialised Training or Specialised Program Award entries will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • explanation of the training or specialised program and how it aids Crime Stoppers’ purpose
  • degree of effort in development and delivery
  • contribution to public awareness
  • originality of idea or concept
  • quality and excellence overall
  • impact on target audience
  • results achieved – evidence of evaluation/measurement must be provided in submission

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Entry

  1. All criteria must be addressed in your submission – see Nomination Hints & Tips.
  2. Statistics, screenshots, hyperlinks, photos, video clips, evaluation reports or other documents that support the claims made in your submission must accompany your entry.
  3. Entry is free.
  4. All submissions must relate to activities undertaken during the 2021 calendar year – that is, between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021.
  5. Ensure that only one Entry per Award category is submitted.  If there are multiple entries submitted by the same program for the same category, only the initial submission, as determined by the submission date, will be considered.
  6. Any nominated program must be a member in good standing of Crime Stoppers International and/or their Region/Nation.
  7. CSI trusts nominees for Service Awards will agree to media publicity and promotion associated with the Awards, which may include the use of photos submitted or taken at the Awards Presentation Ceremony.
  8. Individual nominees for a Service Award cannot have been a recipient of the same Award category within the last three years.
  9. All information, photos and supporting materials submitted may be used and distributed by the CSI Awards Office for media and promotional purposes.
  10. Incomplete submissions or submissions entered in a false community size (population) category will be disqualified.
  11. By submitting an Entry Form, the nominated contact person is confirming that the entry is original, is owned or controlled by the nominating Crime Stoppers program, and has not previously been entered for any CSI Award.
  12. Decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Entries close 30 September 2022.

Nomination Hints & Tips

  1. It’s very important to note, Entry Forms cannot be partially completed, saved and returned to later in order to finish and submit. So, make sure you have all the necessary information, including all supporting documentation (attachments) ready before starting to fill in an Entry Form.
  2. Review the general information and category guidelines for each Award.
  3. Read the entry criteria for each Award category carefully.
  4. Using the category guidelines, determine the most suitable category for your entry or entries.
  5. Complete the correct entry form – ensuring all required fields are filled in and you have attached/uploaded copies of supporting documents (ie statistics, social media insights, screenshots, images, video clips, evaluation reports, media articles) to substantiate any claims made in your submission. Supporting documents need to be recent, clear and directly relevant to your application.
  6. Include relevant URLs and hyperlinks, where appropriate, and make sure that they work before completing your submission.
  7. Keep your answers succinct and to the point.
  8. A separate entry form is required for each individual submission/nomination.
  9. Double-check that your entry form indicates the correct community size (population) that your program serves.
  10. Submissions must address the criteria listed for the relevant Award category and clearly demonstrate the achievements of the individual, program, campaign or activity.
  11. Check your entry’s specific criteria to ensure you have addressed all the important points.
  12. Provide a 50-word synopsis for each submission for publicity purposes.
  13. If your submission is for a Service Award, include a brief (100 word) bio for the nominee and provide at least one recent, high-resolution headshot.
  14. Check that the name of your program, nominated Award recipient, nominated initiative, media partner etc are all spelt correctly because this is how they will appear on the Award.
  15. Particularly large documents should be uploaded as compressed/zipped files.
FAQ's

What does “a member in good standing” mean?
A member in good standing means a regional corporation, nation, region, program or individual who is currently a paid-up member of Crime Stoppers International, or has financial terms approved by CSI and, where appropriate, has been certified as a member of Crime Stoppers International by its certification process.

What evidence do I need to provide of results or impact?
To determine your entry’s value, the judging panel is looking for objective measures that answer questions like, ‘what results have been achieved?’, ‘has the project been effective?’ and ‘how has it changed community awareness, understanding or engagement?’ Statistics are readily available for most websites and social media platforms, and screenshots of insights should be included to substantiate any claims made in your submission. Likewise, if you have done a post-implementation review of your campaign, project or initiative or if you engaged a professional market research agency to conduct a formal evaluation, a copy of these documents should be included clearly identifying the author and date when written.

Can I resubmit a nominee for a Service Award?
Yes – but please note, nominees for a Service Award cannot have been a recipient of the same Award category within the last three years.

Can I resubmit a previously nominated campaign, project or initiative?
Yes – but it is critical that you can clearly demonstrate significant change or progress since your campaign, project or initiative was last submitted for consideration. You need to explain what has changed and these changes need to have been in place for at least 12 months. You need to differentiate between the old and new submission and outline how the new elements have added to the effectiveness of the project and its contribution to stopping, solving or preventing crime.

Where do I send my completed entry form(s) and supporting documentation?
Entry Forms and supporting materials are to be completed and submitted through the online form, no later than 30 September 2022.

What sort of files can I submit in support of my entry?
Any of the following file formats will be accepted: .doc .docx .jpg .msg .mp3 .mp4 .pdf .png .ppt .pptx .xls .xlsx Especially large files should be uploaded as a compressed/zipped file.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?
If you don’t receive an automated acknowledgement after clicking the Submit button, please email us at [email protected]

Will my submission be returned after judging?
No, we’re unable to return entries submitted.

What if I’ve can’t find the information that I need?
You’re welcome to email us at [email protected]