Crime Stoppers Announces New Chairperson
January not only marks “Crime Stoppers Awareness Month” and the local program’s silver anniversary, but Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg would also like to announce that a new chairperson has been elected for the crime fighting program. Simcoe representative Neil Unwin will now serve as head of the program’s volunteer Board of Directors and will lead the program into its 25th year of crime fighting in Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg.
“I have been involved in Crime Stoppers as a community supporter for many years and I believe that the program is second to none when it comes to fighting crime,” said Neil Unwin. He added, “I’m excited to take on this new challenge and I look forward to seeing what the program can achieve over the next few years.”
Unwin began his volunteer service with the local board in May 2011 and has replaced previous Chairperson - Dunnville representative - Gord Little who served in the position for the past five years. Little will continue his membership with Crime Stoppers as past-chairperson and stated, “I have enjoyed my tenure as Chairperson with Crime Stoppers and I know that the program will continue to flourish under Neil’s leadership.”
Originally founded in 1988, Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg has experienced great success and this year will celebrate its 25th anniversary. With the support of local media, police and community partners, anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers have helped investigators to seize over $40.6 million worth of illegal narcotics, recover over $5.1 million worth of stolen property and lay over 5,400 charges.