May 6, 2015
Prince George, BC
Local Crime Stoppers Hosted Provincial Conference
For just the second time in the 30 years the Prince George Crime Stopper Society has existed, we hosted the 2015 BC Crime Stopper Conference this past week.
From Thursday April 30th to Saturday May 2nd, delegates from 17 BC Crime Stopper Programs, as well as representatives from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, were in town to share ideas and listen to 16 speakers from throughout North America.
Author and former journalist Cal Millar was the keynote speaker during the conference and provided an inspiring presentation about the history of Crime Stoppers and how we can grow our programs. Mr. Millar traveled from southern Ontario to be part of the conference.
Those that attended also enjoyed an outstanding presentation about social media and how it can be used to prevent and investigate crime. The presenter was retired Detective Daniel Seals from Covington, Georgia, a self-proclaimed "computer geek" who now works in the software industry.
"We're really happy with all the presenters and the response from the delegates" says Jack Hooper, President of the Prince George Crime Stopper Society. "A lot of work went into hosting this event and it's great to see the terrific results."
We are proud to announce that our program was the winner of a Milestone Award for having excellent results in helping to recover drugs and stolen property in 2014. More than $316,000 worth was recovered last year.
Our dedicated and hardworking police liaison, Cpl. Craig Douglass, won an award for Co-ordinator of the Year. His many hours supporting the success of the local program are greatly appreciated.
As well, Prince George Crime Stoppers would like to congratulate the stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, CKPG TV, 99.3 The Drive, and 101.3 The River, who won the Corporate & Community Partner Award for their outstanding support and contribution to the Prince George Crime Stopper Society in 2014.
This provincial conference would not have been possible without the generous support of the following sponsors:
- Heather Sadler Jenkins Law
- Integris Credit Union
- Canadian Tire
- Christa Marques of Investors Group
- The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
- The City of Prince George
- EPI Audio - Visual
The Board of Directors of Prince George Crime Stoppers Society would especially like to thank the citizens of Prince George and surrounding areas for continuing to provide vital information that has led to almost 1500 arrests and over $36,000,000 in seizures over the past 30 years.
The Board would also like to thank the dedicated members of the RCMP in Prince George and neighbouring communities for continuing to support this worthwhile program.
One of hundreds of 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
Ron Polillo, Vice-President at (250)612-8645