Fighting Transnational Crime Together
38th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference
15th - 18th October 2017
Hilton Hotel, Panama City, Panama

Crime Stoppers International Awards

And the winners are!

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 help stop, solve and prevent crime globally.

This year’s Award winners were announced at an Awards Presentation Ceremony, held in conjunction with the 2017 Crime Stoppers International Annual Conference in Panama City, Panama, in front of an international audience of Crime Stoppers delegates and distinguished guests.

These are this year’s winners!

MEDIA PRINT AWARDS

For Communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers, Canada for Bad Dudes campaign
  • Best Community Engagement – Crime Stoppers Tasmania, Australia for My Home, Our Community campaign

 

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada for Student Poster Competition
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stop Jamaica for Violence Against Children Reward Fund

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers South Africa for Not for Sale: human trafficking campaign
  • Best Targeted Campaign – El Salvador Crime Stoppers for Illicit Trade in Tobacco

MEDIA TELEVISION AWARDS

For Communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Saskatoon Crime Stoppers, Canada for Explosive Disposal Unit: fraud & robbery
  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for There Is No Victimless Crime campaign
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Winnipeg, Canada for Guns and Gangs campaign

 

For Communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc, Canada for Robbery: Rexall Pharma Plus

 

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Toronto Crime Stoppers, Canada for Sexual Assault: Brookbanks Park
  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers South Australia for 2012 Cold Case Murder: Jayson Doelz
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Trinidad & Tobago for Spoken Word Genre: youth campaign

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia for Assault: public transport
  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers New South Wales, Australia for Mail Safe: fraud & identity theft campaign

MEDIA RADIO AWARDS

For Communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Nanaimo & District Crime Stoppers, Canada for Multilingual Broadcasting

 

For Communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers, Canada for Bail or Jail campaign

 

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Public Service Announcement – Toronto Crime Stoppers, Canada for Awareness Campaign: broadcast in 30 languages

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia for General Awareness campaign

MEDIA WEBSITE AWARDS

For Communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for Website Redesign

 

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Website – Crime Stoppers South Australia for website redesign & launch of mobile reporting apps

MEDIA DIGITAL AWARDS

For Communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Online Excellence – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for Public Engagement: social media platforms

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia for Safer Travel campaign
  • Best Single Platform – Crime Stoppers New South Wales, Australia for Public Engagement: Facebook

PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Greatest Increase in Arrests – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada for 2015 to 2016: 35% increase
  • Greatest Increase in Property Recovered – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Greatest Increase in Arrests – Crime Stoppers Queensland Ltd, Australia for 2015 to 2016: 18% increase
  • Greatest Increase in Charges & Information Reports – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia: both metrics up 15%

SPECIALISED PROGRAM AWARDS

For Communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Environmental Crime Program – Kamloops & District Crime Stoppers, Canada for British Columbia Parks

 

For Communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Overall Specialised Program – Crime Stoppers South Australia for Operation Persist: solving cold case murders
  • Best Youth Engagement Program – Toronto Crime Stoppers, Canada for School Symposium: be the change you want to see
  • Best Environmental Crime Program – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada for Wildlife Symposium
  • Best Cybercrime Program – Crime Stoppers New South Wales, Australia for Mail Safe: ID theft prevention program

 

For Communities over 3 million:

  • Best Overall Specialised Program – Crime Stoppers Australia Ltd for Dob in a Dealer: illicit drugs campaign

SERVICE AWARDS

Coralie Wagner Memorial Award 2017

Mr Alex MacDonald, immediate past-President of CSI, Regional Chairman of Crime Stoppers Caribbean/Bermuda and Latin America Region, and Operations Director of Crime Stoppers Bermuda – 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.

 

Paul D Boudreau, Coordinator of the Year Award 2017

Sergeant Trevor Hanko, York Regional Police, Ontario, Canada – in recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership. 

 

Civilian of the Year Award 2017

Mr David Daniels OAM, Deputy Chairman, Crime Stoppers Tasmania, Australia – in recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a member Crime Stoppers program.

NEW PROGRAM AWARD

Gary Murphy Global Vision Award 2017

Yukon Crime Stoppers, Yukon Territory, Canada – in recognition of a recently established program that has achieved proficiency and positive results in partnership with law enforcement, media and the community; and as a dedicated and effective Crime Stoppers program.

CSI PRESIDENT’S AWARDS for OUTSTANDING SERVICE

  • Mr. Ruud Smulders, Chief Executive Officer – for Outstanding Service in Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Mr. Devrol Dupigny, Chief Operating Officer – for Outstanding Service in Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Mr. Robert S. Gill, Legal Advisor – for Outstanding Service in Leadership of the CSI Inc. Compliance and Bylaws Committee
  • Ms. Sharon Hanlon, CSI Director – for Outstanding Service in Leadership of the Global Awards Committee

The judges this year were:

Chris Boltje

Chris Boltje

Retired Detective Senior Sergeant
South Australian Police (SAPOL)

Chris Boltje is a retired former Detective Senior Sergeant with South Australia Police (SAPOL) having worked in general patrols, criminal investigations and specialist support areas; and as a manager in child abuse/neglect, family violence and victims of crime.

He holds degrees in Science (Psychology), a Master of Social Science and Certificates in investigation and training.

Chris worked extensively on legislative and inter-agency practice reform for victims of child abuse, was an inaugural member of an Interagency Child Abuse Assessment Panel, attached to the Attorney-General’s Justice Strategy Unit, and chaired working groups that developed an Interagency Code of Practice and Certificate level child abuse and neglect training courses.

He is a former Board member of Victims Support Services, NAPCAN Australia (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) and President of NAPCAN South Australia.

Michelle Prak

Michelle Prak

President
Public Relations Institute of Australia

Michelle Prak is a highly successful public relations consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in PR, corporate communications, media relations, social media, journalism, politics, digital communications and writing.  She is President of the South Australian branch of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, a lecturer in PR at the University of South Australia, a state and national media commentator on social media issues and, since 2009, has been the keen caretaker of Adelaide social media community, SocAdl.

Michelle was appointed an inaugural mentor of the Women in Media (South Australia) program in 2015, is a former Board Member of Crime Stoppers South Australia and a former Board Member of SA Writers Centre.

Samantha Hunter

Samantha Hunter

Director of Strategy
ISI Australia Pty Ltd.

Samantha Hunter has over 20 years’ experience in community engagement and communications.  She has spent more than a decade working in the community safety sector with roles including both Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Crime Stoppers Victoria (Australia), Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia and Director of the Victorian Country Fire Authority.

Samantha is the Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations for ISI Australia Pty Ltd, a leading innovator in public safety and law enforcement mobile command centres and surveillance tools, and a Director of the Werribee Football Club holding the portfolios of Women in Sport and Community Engagement.

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Stuart Wallace

Senior media adviser
NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Stuart Wallace has worked in newsrooms for 21 years. For the past 15 years, he has worked with Channel Seven television in its Sydney (Australia) newsroom, including 11 years as the station’s Deputy News Director.  During this time, Stuart worked closely with the New South Wales (NSW) Crime Stoppers team to raise awareness about some of the program’s campaigns.

Most recently, Stuart has joined the office of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet – the lead central agency in the NSW Government – as a senior media adviser.  Here he is responsible for managing the delivery of diverse communication and media campaigns and activities, and leading creative production and delivery of media materials across multiple channels, traditional and new (digital, print, radio, television, events and presentations), to promote State government announcements, milestones, initiatives and decisions.


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