Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crime Stoppers - Officer and Watch of the Year.

February 1, 2016
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 fourth annual presentation of these awards.


Officer of the Year


Cpl. Kyle Trask, supervisor of the Detachment’s Downtown Safety Unit, is the 2015 recipient of the Prince George Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award.  Over the past year, Cpl. Trask’s resilience and determination has led to successful arrests in a number of investigations as a result of following up on Crime Stopper TIP information.  As an example, Cpl. Trask tracked and arrested a man wanted for a Sexual Assault of a teenaged girl a number of years ago.  The TIP had just enough information to lead Cpl. Trask down a trail of bread crumbs to the suspect. His extra effort and out of the box thinking is the reason the suspect was located.

Photo of Cpl. Kyle Trask accepting the Officer of the Year award from Prince George Crime Stoppers president Ron Polillo.




General Duty Watch of the Year
General Duty officers are the uniform members that respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  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 the third year in a row, the 2015 Prince George Crime Stopper Watch of the Year has been awarded to ‘B’ Watch, led by Staff Sergeant Marc Pelletier.  Once again, ‘B’ Watch officers investigating Crime Stopper TIPS have led to more arrests in 2015 than any other Watch.

Photo of S/Sgt. Marc Pelletier accepting the Watch of the Year award from Prince George Crime Stoppers president Ron Polillo.

Congratulations to Cpl. Trask and S/Sgt. Pelletier’s ‘B’ Watch team.  Although only one Watch and one officer can receive these awards each year, the continual support shown for the Crime Stoppers program by all Watches and members over the last year, is evident and appreciated.  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 many 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

Ron Polillo, President at (250)960-1367


or

Jack Hooper, Past-President at (250)563-3948

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crime Stoppers Celebrates another Great year







    
                                                                    
January 5, 2016
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 2015.

Last year our city hosted the 2015 BC Crime Stoppers Conference from April 30th to May 3rd.  Approximately 150 delegates from over 20 Crime Stopper programs throughout British Columbia attended the conference at the Coast Inn of the North.  Guests and presenters were from all over North America and we’re happy to say the conference was a huge success!

In 2015 the Prince George Crime Stopper Program received 565 tips from the anonymous public.  Those tips resulted in 28 arrests and almost $50,000 in seizures.  Here are more of our numbers: 


2015
Since Inception in 1991
Tips Received
565
11,632
Arrests Made
28
1497
Number of Awards Approved
13
554
Value of Awards Approved
$2,265
$166,410
Value of Seized Property & Drugs
$49,356
$36,517,560
PGCS continued our partnership with Shred-it Mobile Shedding Services to provide two opportunities for the public to shred their personal documents free of charge.  Both these events were well received by the public and kept the shredding truck very busy. Look for more of these events in 2016.

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 great prizes:

  • We’ll be at the Prince George Cougars hockey game at CN Centre on Saturday January 9th as they take on the Victoria Royals.  This is the first time we have attended a Cougar game to promote Crime Stopper Month, so be sure to stop by to say hello and to enter our draw to win a $50 Pine Centre Mall gift certificate;

  • On Saturday January 23rd, 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 University of BC – Okanagan Heat from Kelowna.  The Heat have long been a rival for our T-Wolves, promising to make these great games.  Women tip off at5:00 pm and the men at 7:00 pm.  Take part in our fifth annual paper airplane toss to win great prizes including a Garmin GPS;

  • On Saturday January 30th, we’ll be at the Prince George Coliseum to cheer on the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club as they take on the Merritt Centennials.  A Blu Ray player and many other prizes will be given away to Crime Stopper supporters that enter to win at our table.

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 2015.  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 many 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 2015 statistics, please see our website at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

For more information or interview opportunities, contact:

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

Jack Hooper, Past-President at (250)563-3948

 

1-800-222-8477                                                        www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca