Thursday, January 9, 2014

Crime Stoppers Media Release 2014-01-09




P.O. Box 865

Prince George, BC
V2L 4T7
 





January 9, 2014
Prince George, BC

Crime Stoppers Honours Police Officers

The Prince George Crime Stopper Society are honouring local police officers as part of Crime Stopper Month activities.   

One Police Officer and a Watch have made extra efforts to support the program over the last year and have been recognized by the local not-for-profit society.  This year marks the second annual presentation of these awards.

Officer of the Year

Cst. Paul Starr, a General Duty member assigned to ‘A’ Watch, is the 2013 recipient of the Prince George Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award.  Over the past year, Cst. Starr has demonstrated strong support for the Crime Stopper program as evident through his investigations.  As an example, while following up on information received by Crime Stoppers, Cst. Starr enlisted the help of the Detachment’s Crime Reduction Team which led to the execution of a search warrant and arrest of a man for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.  His attention to detail and willingness to go the extra distance is the reason for this positive outcome.


General Duty Watch of the Year

The work horses of any Detachment are the uniform members that respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  In the RCMP these officers are known as General Duty officers.  The Prince George General Duty Section is divided into four equal ‘Watches’, known simply as ‘A’ Watch, ‘B’ Watch, ‘C’ Watch and ‘D’ watch.

For 2013, the Prince George Crime Stopper Society has awarded ‘B’ Watch, the General Duty Watch of the Year.  Led by Staff Sergeant Marc Pelletier, ‘B’ Watch officers investigating Crime Stopper TIPS have led to more arrests in 2013 than any other Watch.  Although only one Watch can receive the award, the continual support shown for the Crime Stoppers program by all Watches over the last year, is evident and appreciated. 

Congratulations to both Cst. Starr and the entire ‘B’ Watch team.  Crime Stoppers would like to extend a big thank you to all members and staff at the Prince George RCMP and look forward to partnering for many more years of solving and preventing Crime.

One of over 4000 Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Prince George Crime Stoppers is a proud partnership of the local media, police and residents of BC's northern capital.  For more details about Prince George Crime Stoppers, our community events or our 2012 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.


For more information or interview opportunities, contact

Jack Hooper, President at (250)563-3948


Or

Ron Polillo, Vice-President at (250)960-1367

Monday, January 6, 2014

Crimestoppers Media Release 2014-01-06







P.O. Box 865
Prince George, BC
V2L 4T7

January 6, 2014
Prince George, BC

Help Celebrate Crime Stoppers Month

Come out and celebrate Crime Stoppers month with the Prince George Crime Stoppers Society. 

January is Crime Stopper Month and the Board of Directors would like to invite the public to help us get the word out about this worthwhile, crime fighting program.

Check us out at one of these events for a chance to win one of two Kindle Fire HD tablets.

  • On Saturday January 11th and Sunday January 12th, we’ll be at the Pine Centre mall providing the public with information about the Crime Stoppers program.  Drop by to say hello and get some free swag;

  • On Saturday January 18th we’ll be cheering on the UNBC Timberwolves at the Northern Sport Centre as the men and women take on the first place University of Victoria Vikings in outstanding CIS basketball action.  Women tip off at 6:00 pm and the men at 8:00 pm.  Join us for our third annual paper airplane toss to win great prizes including one of the Kindle Fire HD tablets;

  • On Saturday January 25th, we’ll be at the Prince George Coliseum, located at 888 Dominion Street, when we cheer on the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club as they take on the Coquitlam Express.  Once again, we will be providing free give-a-ways and a chance to win another Kindle Fire HD tablet.

The Board of Directors of Prince George Crime Stoppers Society would like to thank the citizens of Prince George and surrounding areas for continuing to provide vital information that has led to more arrests and seizures in 2013.  The Board would also like to thank the hard working and dedicated members of the RCMP in Prince George and surrounding communities for continuing to support this worthwhile program.

Prince George Crime Stoppers are excited to announce that our city will play host to the 2015 BC Crime Stoppers Conference.  Approximately 150 delegates from over 20 Crime  
Stopper programs throughout British Columbia are expected to attend the conference to be held at the Coast Inn of the North from April 30th to May 2nd, 2015. 



Through telephone, texting or typing, the Prince George Crime Stopper Program received 587 tips resulting in 26 arrests in 2013.  Here are more of our numbers:
Value of Drugs Recovered YTD               $7,000                           $33,277,189

2013
Since Inception in 1991
Tips Received
587
10,532
Arrests Made
26
1445
Number of Awards Approved
13
529
Value of Awards Approved
$2,430
$161,320
Value of Property Recovered
$35,110
$2,871,419

There are three ways to submit a tip to Prince George Crime Stoppers:

  • The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477 and providing information to an operator is still very popular; 
  • As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed tip via our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca; 
  • The third method of submitting a tip is by SMS texting.  You can simply text “PGTIPS” and the information you wish to provide, to 274637 from any cellular phone or device with SMS capability. 

When providing tips, please be as detailed as possible and remember we don't want your name, just your information.  All three methods are completely anonymous.

One of over 4000 Crime Stopper programs throughout the country, Prince George Crime Stoppers is a proud partnership of the local media, police and residents of BC's northern capital.  Prince George Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit society run independently of the police by everyday citizens like you.  All information received is anonymous and is provided to the police in the hopes it will further investigations and lead to arrests, seizures and recovered property. 

For more details about Prince George Crime Stoppers, our community events or our 2013 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca


For more information or interview opportunities, contact

Jack Hooper, President at (250)563-3948


Or

Ron Polillo, Vice-President at (250)960-1367