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Crime Stoppers Volume 19 Issue 3


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Crime Stoppers Volume 19 Issue 3

  1. 1. VOLUME 19 | ISSUE 3 WINTER 2013BC Crime Stoppers Training Conference in Vancouver May 2–4 2013Nominations Open for the 2012 BC Crime Stoppers AwardsUpdates from Crime Stoppers Around the ProvinceTerraceSouth OkanaganUpper Fraser ValleyCowichanCanada Crime Stoppers Weighs in on Apps
  2. 2. Register now for the 2013 British Columbia Crime Stoppers Annual Provincial Training Conference May 2–4 in Vancouver, B.C.Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers is honoured to host the 2013 British Columbia Crime Stoppers AnnualTraining Conference at the Empire Landmark Hotel from May 2nd to the 4th.The theme of our conference is “Crime and Its Ripple Effect.” Whether in a large metropolis or a smallneighbourhood, crime can impact our communities, our lives and our safety.Our training conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to not only network and exchangeinformation, but also get involved in discussions with relevant speakers on current crime issues.Law Enforcement and Crime Stoppers personnel from throughout British Columbia, Alberta and theNorthwest of the United States will be participating.Check out our website for details on registration, hotels, speakers, guests, and more.All registration can be done online at: crimestoppersvancouverconference2013.comWe encourage you to register early and truly look forward to seeing you at the Conference.Sincerely,Shirley Stocker,Co-Chair,British Columbia Crime Stoppers2013 Provincial ConferenceEmail: 2
  3. 3. BC Crime Stoppers Awards 2012Crime Stoppers Programs submitting entries PRESIDENT’S AWARD 2012 — Recipient to beoccurring between January and December 2012 nominated by a member program. The nomineeare eligible and must be in good standing with BC will be awarded in recognition of outstandingCrime Stoppers Advisory Board. performance and commitment to Crime Stoppers. An individual or organization within BritishApplications must be postmarked on or before Columbia that personifies a spirit of communityMarch 15, 2013. Award winners will be announced cooperation and demonstrates qualities ofat the BC Crime Stoppers Training Conference in leadership.Vancouver, B.C. May 02–04, 2013. MEDIA PARTNER AWARDS 2012 — In recognitionCrime Stoppers Program of the Year — for continued support of, or outstanding serviceProductivity Award 2012 Programs submitting stats to, a member Crime Stoppers Program throughare automatically considered. advertisement or publication. A 100-word synopsisStudent of the year 2012 — Entries are of how the Media Partner has benefited the Crimeencouraged from students who are currently Stoppers Program must be included Must haveworking with programs in their schools. A letter been developed and implemented during 2012.from the chair of the Program, law enforcement For all awards only one entry is permitted for eachand school representatives. Must include evidence category or sub category. All awards must beof hands on practical approach, leadership, properly labelled on a DVD.organizational ability, and motivation of other PRINT AWARD 2012 — Categories: Crime of thestudents. Entries should be submitted on a properly Week, Public Service Announcement, Speciallabelled DVD. Report/Feature articles to be scanned and saved toCIVILIAN OF THE YEAR 2012 — Entries are DVD.encouraged for civilians who are currently serving TV AWARD 2012 — Categories: Crime of the Week,on the board of directors of a Crime Stoppers Public Service Announcement, Special Reports/Program. In recognition of selfless devotion, Reenactments.persistent service and significant contributions toa member Crime Stoppers program. The nominee RADIO AWARD 2012 — Categories: Crime ofmust have been an active member of the Board the Week, Public Service Announcement, Specialof Directors during 2012. Nominee may not have Reports/Features.been a recipient of this award in the past five years.A brief bio or resume for the nominee and a photo WEBSITE AWARD 2012 — In recognition for theshould be submitted. development of an outstanding website promoting Crime Stoppers. Must have been developed andCOORDINATOR OF THE YEAR 2012 — Entries implemented in 2012. Submissions must include aare encouraged for both law enforcement link to the Web page.and civilian coordinators. Nominee must havedisplayed outstanding commitments to the CrimeStoppers Program and the ability to work with Telephone 604-356-9449law enforcement, media and civilian participants Email: bccrimestop@shaw.cain Crime Stoppers. They must demonstrate thequalities necessary in leadership such as dedication,initiative, responsibility, reliability, persistence If you have questions or concerns, please contactand integrity. The nominee may not have been a Tim Kelley or Shirley Stockerrecipient of this award in the last five years and must Email: s-stocker@telus.netnot be a voting member of a Board. A brief bio orresume for the nominee and a photo should besubmitted. 3
  4. 4. Nomination Form for All CategoriesOne nomination form per entry:PROGRAMCATEGORYNOMINEECRIME STOPPERS SERVICE AREA population0 to 20,000 20,001 to 100,000 100,001 plusNomination to be signed by Board Chair/Vice ChairName (print)SignatureContact personEmail & PhoneDateThe judging panel reserves the right to place your entry in another category if they feel it is incorrectlysubmitted. However, entries submitted into an incorrect population category will be disqualified.REMINDER: Please include all letters of support and properly labelled DVDs. All entries to be post marked onor before March 15, 2013.Mail toTim Kelley, BC Crime Stoppers Advisory BoardBC Crime Stoppers Awards1-2281 Argue StreetPort Coquitlam, BC V3C6R4
  5. 5. Crime Stoppers Terrace Crime Stoppers South OkanaganAnthony Pires, winner of the commercial contest, awarded his Penticton Golf & Country Club.iPad by Shelly Ullery. The Terrace Crime Stoppers Program was impressed South Okanagan Similkameen Crime Stoppersby the amount of quality entries in a recent hosted their 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Junecontest directed at local youth. Kids in grades 7 – 9 2, 2012, at the Penticton Golf & Country Club. Wesubmitted posters while grades 10 –12 needed to were again fortunate to have blue skies and lots ofcreate a commercial advertisement. The winning sunshine. There was an increase in attendance thisentries received an iPad just in time for Christmas. A year, as we hosted over 120 golfers. All participantsbig thanks to CompuSmart for donating the iPads at enjoyed a day of good golf, good food and lots of fun! We can’t wait to have everyone back for thiscost. What a way to cap off 2012!  year’s event coming up on June 1st. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome in this fun tournament. Come out and enjoy the camaraderie and sample our hospitality!Hannah Jay, winner of the poster contest, awarded her iPad byShelly Ullery. Tim Kelley: Executive Editor Nick our “I.T.” guy is grooming his daughter for future Board James Down: Design & Layout participation. Vanessa Davies: Correspondent & Design South Okanagan Similkameen Crime Stoppers again entered the Santa Claus parade in downtown Esrah Boulton: Design & Layout Penticton on December 1st, 2012. Thousands Dan Darling: Editor & Layout lined the streets on a cold night hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa and his helpers. Liza Dawson-Whisker: Layout Rick Caswell: Production Advisor Cover Photo Credits: Junichi Ishito, Marius Strom, Christophe (GatheringZero), Kathryn Lymburner 4
  6. 6. Crime Stoppers Upper Fraser Crime Stoppers CowichanA new member was elected at our first board It was a hugely successful 2012 for the Cowichanmeeting of 2013. Doug Nordick will be sure to Crime Stoppers. We raised over $6,000 in our firstcomplement our existing board with his knowledge Jail-A-Thon by arresting 12 of Duncan’s not-so-and enthusiasm. upstanding citizens. All those in attendance had a great time. A special thanks to the Mayor, theThe board had to rethink the strategy of Crime Cowichan Tribes, the R.C.M.P. and all the localStoppers. What is the purpose of the organization businesses and organizations involved.and what is it that we can accomplish? The goal ofCrime Stoppers is to bring in tips to help the RCMPinvestigate cases.In order to do that, Crime Stoppers has to makethe public aware of the purpose. We have to workwithin the confines of our budget to put up signsand deliver brochures to businesses. We need toput together a professional package to present tobusinesses and service clubs to assist in funding. WOur Board of Directors believes in the program andhas the expertise to get things done. Without thewillingness of the board, Upper Fraser Valley Crime Crime Stoppers volunteers Sharyn Higginson, Jerry Tothill, DerekStoppers could not function. A heartfelt thank you Crawford, Horst Nowrath , Gary Carleton and Laird Carruthers atgoes out to everyone involved. the Crime Stoppers Jail-A-Thon during Duncan Daze, July 2012.The ball is rolling. Our first reenactment will beginshortly, courtesy of Shaw. Brochures and flyers areon the way for the Board to deliver. Our TIPS processis being overhauled and should be enhancedshortly. Even in the face of adversity we arecontinually learning and improving.How Long Should We HoldMoney for a Tip Payout?Can you advise as to the length of time we are required Jail-A-Thon participants enjoying their free ride home courtesy ofto hold back funds for those claims made in respect the Cowichan Valley Vintage Car Club.of tips to be paid out. We currently have approved tippayouts that have not been collected and they remainas a liability in our records.  How long do they staythere?  I don’t see anything in our charter for this.I think most boards carry unpaid rewards on theirbooks for 2 years.  If not collected in that time, theunpaid tip is taken back into revenue. Of course, ifthe tipster surfaces after that time, he/she shouldstill receive the reward, but it would have to beapproved by the Board all over again.Bob Gill, BC Crime Stoppers legal advisor Judge Joe “Hang ‘em High” Simpson presides.Clay & Company 5
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