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Local Crime Stoppers Program Wins Seven International Awards

Left: Board Member – Gary Malpass Right: Board Member - Debbie Whalen

Right: Board Treasurer - Barbara Howden

Left: Board Chair: Neil Unwin
Right: Board Member – Jenelle Renner

Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg was recognized on an international level for excellence in media and productivity at the 36th Crime Stoppers International annual training conference.

Awards presented to the program included:

  1. CSI Media Award – Best Radio Crime of the Week with CD 98.9 FM
  2. CSI Media Award – Best Radio Special Feature with CD 98.9 FM
  3. CSI Media Award – Best Radio Public Service Announcement with Country 92.9
  4. CSI Media Award – Best Print Crime of the Week with The Lakeshore Shopper
  5. CSI Media Award – Best Print Special Feature with The Haldimand Press
  6. CSI Media Award – Best Print Public Service Announcement with The Simcoe Reformer

The program was also recognized with CSI Productivity Awards for the “Greatest Increase in Arrests.”

All media awards were presented for work done in the previous calendar year (2014) in the program’s population category (0– 300,000 people). The conference was hosted by Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers in late September 2015 where approximately 200 delegates from member countries around the world gathered to share information and best practices.

“Time and time again, our local media partners have been recognized for the excellent work they do for Crime Stoppers and for their dedication to community safety,” said Neil Unwin, Chairperson of Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg. He adds, “Crime Stoppers has achieved great things in our community because of the support we receive from local media outlets and we are proud to accept these awards on behalf of our vital partners.”

Crime Stoppers gives people an anonymous, confidential way of getting information to investigators without ever having to get involved as a witness and cash rewards up to $2000 are paid for information that helps to solve a case. The program can be reached toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at

Internationally, Crime Stoppers exists in more than 20 countries around the world. Since inception in 1988, the program has helped investigators to seize over $42 million worth of narcotics and has assisted in the recovery of more than $5.3 million worth of stolen property.



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