CRIME STOPPERS INTERNATIONAL
ANNUAL AWARDS 2018

Annual Awards 2018

2018 CSI AWARD WINNERS

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.

Congratulations to this year’s winners, who were announced at an Awards Presentation Ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 Crime Stoppers International Annual Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, in front of an international audience of Crime Stoppers delegates and distinguished guests.

 

MEDIA PRINT AWARDS

for communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc for its former Police Chief profile story

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Special Mention: Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers Trinidad & Tobago for missing female police officer profile

for communities over 3 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia for Crime Crackdown campaign

 

MEDIA TELEVISION AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for TV Cogeco Parenting with Barbara
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers, Canada on How Crime Stoppers works

for communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc, Canada for Robbery: Ashley Jewellers theft re-enactment
  • Best Special Report / Feature – Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers, Canada for its 5-part mini-series
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, Canada for its CHEK news partnership

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers of York Region, Canada for Rogers TV Policing
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Trinidad & Tobago for its Be a Crime Stopper campaign

for communities over 3 million:

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

 

MEDIA RADIO AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Special Report / Feature – Crime Stoppers of Guelph Wellington, Canada for Swap Talk segment

for communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, Canada for Mohawk College Radio segments

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – CS of York Region, Canada for its Regular radio spot
  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers Calgary, Canada for 30 x case of the week profiles

 

MEDIA WEBSITE AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Website – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for its breadth and diversity of content

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Crime of the Week – Crime Stoppers South Australia for the Martin Meffert murder case

MEDIA DIGITAL AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Digital Platforms: Other – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for creative local content

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Public Service Announcement – Crime Stoppers South Australia for Christmas/End of Year personal safety campaign

for communities over 3 million:

  • Best Social Media Campaign – Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia for Hands-Off campaign

 

PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Greatest Increase in Arrests – Saskatoon Crime Stoppers, Canada for 2016 to 2017: 52% increase

for communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

  • Greatest Increase in Cases Cleared – Crime Stoppers Hamilton Inc, Canada for 2016 to 2017: 51% increase

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Greatest Increase in Arrests – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada for 2016 to 2017: 90% increase
  • Greatest Increase in Property Recovered (incl drugs) – Crime Stoppers of York Region Inc, Canada for 2016 to 2017: 93% increase

for communities over 3 million:

  • Greatest Increase in Property Recovered (incl drugs) – Crime Stoppers New South Wales, Australia for 2016 to 2017: 182% increase

 

SPECIALISED PROGRAM AWARDS

for communities 0 to 300,000:

  • Best Youth Engagement Program – Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Canada for It Takes A Village
  • Best Specialised Program: Other – Crime Stoppers Queensland Ltd, Australia for its Donna Steele murder investigation

for communities 1 to 3 million:

  • Best Youth Engagement Program –Crime Stoppers Western Australia for its Online Teacher Resource: civics & citizenship
  • Best Specialised Program: Other – Crime Stoppers South Australia Inc its Susan Goodwin murder investigation

for communities over 3 million:

  • Best Specialised Program: other – Crime Stoppers Australia Ltd for National Firearms Amnesty

 

SPECIALISED TRAINING AWARDS

for communities 300,000 to 1 million:

  • Best Specialised Training Program – Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers, Canada for Crime Stoppers training video.

2018 Judging Panel

Chris BOLTJE

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.

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Hollie BONE

Hollie Bone is a successful media and communications practitioner with a strong history of working in policing, crisis and risk, and the not-for-profit sectors. She is highly skilled in journalism and writing, crisis communications, PR and marketing, social and digital media, and media law.

Hollie’s career commenced as a journalist in her home country of England before moving into police media and now spans more than a decade of working in the community safety sector.  She currently holds a senior leadership role at Australia’s national youth mental health foundation, headspace, as the organisation’s Media and Communications Manager.

Prior to joining headspace, Hollie was the Media Manager for Crime Stoppers Victoria (Australia), where she gained a deep understanding for the work and mission of Crime Stoppers and contributed to the successful delivery of a range of state and national projects.

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Terry VINCENT

 Terry Vincent served as a Director on the Australian Capital Territory Region (Australia) Crime Stoppers Board for seven years from 2010 to 2017.  He is a retired Australian Army officer and Australian Federal Police executive with extensive domestic and international experience.

Terry’s main areas of expertise were bomb disposal, explosives forensics and technical intelligence and related investigations. His significant achievements include being the principal Ammunition Technical Officer for the Australian Army, the Director of the Australian Bomb Data Centre, and a founding member and inaugural Chair of the International Bomb Data Centre Working Group.

Terry also served as an Advisor to the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators for 22 years.

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Award categories

Media Awards – recognise excellence and best practice in 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, online and digital. Learn more

Productivity Awards – recognise outstanding and significant contribution to Crime Stoppers programs as measured by the percentage increase in arrests made and property recovered, including drugs seized. Learn more

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. Learn more


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