CRIME STOPPERS INTERNATIONAL
ANNUAL AWARDS 2018

Crime Stoppers International Present Awards During 39th Annual Conference

More than three dozen delegates and programs honored from across the world

 

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDSCrime Stoppers International (CSI) hosted its 39th Annual Conference, Creating Alliances Against Crime, convening professionals in government, private industry, media, the public and law enforcement to address the challenges and opportunities that exist in fighting crime. During the conference, CSI recognizes individuals, programs, activities and campaigns from around the world for excellence and for their contribution to the achievement of the CSI vision – to help stop, solve and prevent crime globally. More than three dozen Crime Stopper delegates were honored during the President’s Dinner (Wednesday 31 October).

“Crime Stoppers success reflects hours of dedication to create and manage a system for citizens to report anonymously,” said CSI Chief Operating Officer Devrol Dupigny. “Each of the programs and individuals honored here work tirelessly to keep communities safe and put criminals behind bars.”

During the three-day conference, attendees discussed transnational crimes such as money laundering, cybercrime, human trafficking, smuggling and kidnapping, and the trafficking of drugs, weapons, endangered species, body parts, toxic waste and nuclear material, and illicit goods. As criminal networks expand, they diversify activities to evade law enforcement often in plain sight of citizens.

CSI has long served as an integral linchpin in the global fight against crime.  Data shows that 70 per cent of the information that Crime Stoppers receive and relay to law enforcement, would not have been provided to law enforcement by any other means. This unique network, on average solves a crime every 14 minutes, somewhere in the world.

SERVICE AWARDS

  • Coralie Wagner Memorial Award 2018 – Glen Bailey, Director CSI, Director Canadian Crime Stoppers Assoc., Provincial Director Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers Assoc. and Director Saskatoon Crime Stoppers, Canada – 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 2018 – Detective Chris Scherk, Toronto Crime Stoppers, Canada – in recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership.

 

 

  • Civilian of the Year Award 2018 – Carla Fitzsimmons, Director, Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers, Canada – in recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a member Crime Stoppers program.

NEW PROGRAM AWARD

  • Gary Murphy Global Vision Award 2018 – Guatemala Crime Stoppers, Central America – 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

  • Greet Van der Mars, CSI Board Member – for Dedicated and Outstanding Leadership
  • Jim Arenovski, CSI Board Member – for Dedicated and Outstanding Support
  • Damien McKinney, CEO McKinney Rogers – for Outstanding Support and Assistance

 

MEDIA PRINT AWARDS

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

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

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

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

Communities over 3 million:

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

MEDIA RADIO AWARDS

Communities 0 to 300,000:

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

Communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

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

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

Communities 0 to 300,000:

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

Communities 1 to 3 million:

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

MEDIA DIGITAL AWARDS

Communities 0 to 300,000:

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

Communities 1 to 3 million:

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

Communities over 3 million:

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

 

PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS

Communities 0 to 300,000:

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

Communities 300,0001 to 1 million:

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

Communities 1 to 3 million:

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

Communities over 3 million:

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

 

SPECIALIZED PROGRAM AWARDS

Communities 0 to 300,000:

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

Communities 1 to 3 million:

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

Communities over 3 million:

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

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AWARDS

Communities 300,000 to 1 million:

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

About CSI

Crime Stoppers International is the global authority on anonymous reporting and is the umbrella organization for approximately 800 certified Crime Stoppers programs operating in 26 different countries across seven geographic regions. Its mission is “to mobilize the world to report information on crime anonymously.” Since its founding in 1976, information provided through the network has led to more than one million arrests and 1.5 million cases solved. The group maintains a co-operation agreement with INTERPOL and has collaborative agreements with organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the CNN Freedom Project (CNN), Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) and the International Police Training Institute (IPTI). For the full conference schedule visit https://csiworld.org/events_pt/39th-annual-conference.

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