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Police honoured during Crime Stoppers month!




January 29, 2020
Prince George, BC

Police honoured during Crime Stoppers month!

The Prince George Crime Stoppers Society is honouring local police officers as part of Crime Stoppers Month activities!

One police officer and a specialized unit have been chosen by the volunteer board of directors to be honoured this year.  These officers are being recognized because they have made extra efforts to support the program in 2019, a record breaking year for the program.  This year marks the 7th annual presentation of these awards.

Officer of the Year
The Prince George Crime Stoppers Society would like to congratulate the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, Constable Kevin Reid. 

Cst. Reid is now in his twelfth year with the RCMP, graduating from the RCMP’s Training Academy in 2008. He has completed all of his service in Northern BC, including six years in Smithers and three years in New Hazelton prior to moving to Prince George in 2017.  Cst. Reid has completed most of his service as a uniformed frontline investigator, however has recently completed a year with the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit. Cst. Reid thoroughly enjoys working in a team environment investigating drug related offences. Originally from New Brunswick, Cst. Reid has made Prince George his home and plans to stay long term. In his spare time, Cst. Reid enjoys coaching his children and other children participating in the Prince George Minor Basketball program. 

"I’m very honoured to be the recipient of this award and thank the Crime Stoppers board for the consideration" says Cst. Kevin Reid.  "Crime Stoppers is a great program that gives the public an anonymous way to provide information to the police, so that we can use this information to make arrests and seize drugs, which make Prince George a safer place."


Watch of the Year
The Prince George Detachment’s Street Crew Unit is the 2019 Watch of the Year.  Although not a traditional Watch, the Street Crew Unit work varying shifts around the clock to keep this community safe.

Congratulations to the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit, led by Sgt. Chad Chamberlain.  Through his leadership, the Street Crew Unit has utilized vital information provided through the Crime Stoppers program to seek out and arrest those criminals doing the most harm in our community.  Their efforts have made a significant impact on both the drug trade and property crime in Prince George and surrounding areas throughout 2019.

“Our team’s success depends on information from the public through programs like Crime Stoppers" says Sgt. Chad Chamberlain, the supervisor in charge of the Street Crew Unit.  "We want to thank the Prince George Crime Stoppers Society for this award and encourage the public to utilize this anonymous program to provide information about criminal activities in our community.  Every bit of information helps remove drugs from the street and put criminals in jail."

Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the community, law enforcement and media. The program empowers regular people to fight back against crime in our community by creating awareness and providing an anonymous way for residents to report suspicious or criminal activity. Those anonymous reports are passed along to our police partners who then use the information in their investigations.

“On behalf of Prince George Crime Stoppers, I offer our sincerest thanks to all members of the RCMP in Prince George who investigate Crime Stoppers TIPS and for their continued support of the Crime Stoppers program” says Robin Craig, President of Prince George Crime Stoppers.  “In particular, I would like to congratulate the Prince George Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, Constable Kevin Reid, and the Watch of the Year, the Street Crew Unit.”

The Board would also like to thank the citizens of Prince George and surrounding areas for providing a record amount of TIPS with vital information that has led to arrests and seizures in 2019! 

There are two ways to anonymously submit a TIP to Prince George Crime Stoppers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
·         The traditional method of calling 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) and providing information to a trained operator is still very popular;
·         As an increasingly popular alternative, you can submit a typed TIP via our website from a computer or mobile device at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.  

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

For more details about Prince George Crime Stoppers, our community events or our 2019 statistics, please see our website at on www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

As an alternative or for interview opportunities, contact:

Ron Polillo, Director at (250) 960-1367 or (250) 612-8645