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20th Anniversary Logo Launched for Crime Stoppers
January 16, 2008, Simcoe, ON - Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg is pleased to showcase a new logo which celebrates the program’s 20th anniversary of fighting crime in the area. The logo, which was designed by Dunnville Secondary School student Brianna Dickson through a Student Crime Stoppers contest, will be used on educational and promotional items throughout 2008 to honor two decades of Crime Stoppers working to make our neighborhoods safer.
“Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg is very proud to showcase the skills of one of our local students as part of our special anniversary celebrations,” states Gord Little, Chairperson for Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg. He adds, “Many great entries were made in the contest and the board of directors would like to thank everyone for their participation.”
Crime Stoppers held a contest last fall within all eleven area high schools in conjunction with the Student Crime Stoppers program. Close to twenty submissions were made by students. The Crime Stoppers 20th Anniversary Sub-committee chose Dickson’s entry because of it’s professional qualities. In recognition of winning the contest, Dickson will be invited to the program’s appreciation due in April 2008 to receive a $500 cash prize.
Another student from Dunnville Secondary School – Jenny Reid – was also recognized with an honourable mention for her submission. The committee will use one of Reid’s designs as a basis for a children’s sticker.
The program’s traditional handcuff logo will still be used on correspondence, but throughout 2008 it will be used in conjunction with the 20th anniversary logo.
Because Crime Stoppers gives people an anonymous, confidential way of getting information to authorities without ever having to get involved as a witness, the program has proven itself time and time again. In twenty years, almost 9000 anonymous tips have been received through the local 1-800-222-TIPS tipsline. Some of these tips have assisted investigators in seizing more than $30.7 million worth of illegal narcotics, recovering over $4.1 million worth of stolen property and laying more than 4800 charges – all in the areas of Tillsonburg, Norfolk and Haldimand! Cash rewards paid to local anonymous callers to date have totalled over $219,000.