Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Media Release




Crime Stoppers Honours Local Police Officers

Once again this year, the Prince George Crime Stopper Society have honoured local police officers as part of Crime Stopper Month activities.  

The awards were created by the local not-for-profit society to recognize a Police Officer and a Watch that have made extra efforts to support the Crime Stopper program over the last year.  This is the third annual presentation of these awards.


Officer of the Year

Cst. Candace Slaunwhite, a member of the Detachments Drug Task Force, is the 2014 recipient of the Prince George Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award. 

"It is clear that Cst. Slaunwhite is a big supporter of the Crime Stopper program, not just in 2014, but years previous too" states Prince George Crime Stoppers President, Jack Hooper.  "In one case, she has taken information received from Crime Stoppers and turned it into a search warrant and multiple arrests for drug trafficking related offences.  Her had work has not gone unnoticed."

The three other finalists for this award were, Cst. Jason Rumming, Cst. Kate Walaszckyk and Cst. Bill Brown. 


General Duty Watch of the Year

General Duty Officers are those uniformed officers that primarily respond to a wide variety of calls for service.  One of four Watches are always on duty responding to those calls.

For the second year in a row, the Prince George Crime Stopper Society has awarded 'B' Watch, the General Duty Watch of the Year.

Through the leadership of Staff Sergeant Marc Pelletier and his supervisor team, 'B' Watch officers investigating Crime Stopper TIPS have led to more successes in 2014 than any other Watch.  "'B' Watch has once again done a tremendous job in investigating Crime Stopper TIPS that we have passed on to the RCMP" added Hooper. "I look forward to many more successes in 2015."

"Congratulations to both Cst. Slaunwhite and 'B' Watch for an excellent job this past year" says Supt. Brown, Prince George Detachment Commander.  "It is through those efforts and partners like the Prince George Crime Stopper Society that make Prince George a very safe place to live."

For more information about the Prince George Crime Stopper program, go to their website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Gift Card winner from the Crimestoppers night at Spruce Kings.

Zach Doucet wins a $100 gift card to Pine Centre Mall at the Prince George Crimestoppers night at the Spruce Kings!



Monday, January 5, 2015

Crime Stoppers Celebrates another Great Year



January 6, 2015
Prince George, BC

Crime Stoppers Celebrates another Great Year

The Prince George Crime Stoppers Society would like to invite the residents of Prince George and surrounding communities to come out and help celebrate Crime Stopper Month and the very successful year the program had in 2014.

In 2014 the Prince George Crime Stopper Program received 534 tips resulting in 24 arrests and more than $300,000 in seizures.  Here are more of our numbers: 


2014
Since Inception in 1991
Tips Received
534
11,067
Arrests Made
24
1469
Number of Awards Approved
12
541
Value of Awards Approved
$2,825
$164,145
Value of Seized Property & Drugs
$316,496
$36,465,104
Also in 2014, PGCS partnered with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services to provide two opportunities for the public to shred their personal documents free of charge.  Look for more of these events in 2015.

This year our city will play host to the 2015 BC Crime Stoppers Conference from April 30th to May 3rd.  Approximately 150 delegates from over 20 Crime Stopper programs throughout British Columbia are expected to attend the conference which will be held at the Coast Inn of the North.  We look forward to showing off our wonderful city to our partner programs throughout BC.

As part of Crime Stopper month, join us at one of these events to learn more about the program and to enter for a chance to win one of two $100 Pine Centre Mall gift certificates:

  • On Thursday January 15th, we'll be at the Prince George Coliseum, located at 888 Dominion Street, to cheer on the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club as they take on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.  A $100 Pine Centre Mall gift certificate will be given away to one lucky Crime Stopper supporter.  Many other prizes to be given away;

  • On Saturday January 31st, we'll be at the Northern Sport Centre cheering on the UNBC Timberwolves men's and women's basketball teams as they take on the MacEwan University Griffins from Edmonton.  The Griffins are competing in their first year in the top tier of Canadian university athletics.  Women tip off at 5:00 pm and the men at 7:00 pm.  Take part in our fourth annual paper airplane toss to win great prizes including one of the $100 Pine Centre Mall gift certificates.

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 arrests and seizures in 2014.  The Board would also like to thank the hard working and dedicated members of the RCMP in Prince George and neighbouring communities for continuing to support this worthwhile program.

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 2014 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