January is Crime Stoppers Month
Crime Stoppers of York Region joins its counterparts around the country in celebrating January as Crime Stoppers Month.
David Forster Director of Crime Stoppers of York Region and the President of the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers along with other dignitaries from Crime Stoppers of York Region, York Regional Police, York Transit were at Markham's District #5 Headquarters on Monday, January 26 to kick of the celebrations and presentation of poster contest awards.
York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe, David Forster, President of Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers and elected Canadian representative to Crime Stoppers International, and Jack Hurst, Chair of Crime Stoppers of York Region, spoke about the year’s successes and the partnership that has existed with Crime Stoppers and the police since 1986.
This year the theme for Crime Stoppers is the “Crime Stoppers Imperative” which typifies the Crime Stoppers International mission “to help stop, solve and prevent crime”.
From left: York Regional Police Chief - Eric Jolliffe, with Crime Stoppers Poster contest winner: Matthew Lee (St. Augustine CHS), Alice Chen (Markham District HS), Daniel Fernandez (St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS) with Jack Hurst - Chair, Crime Stoppers of York Region
As part of the celebration this month, Crime Stoppers of York Region is highlighting its partnership initiatives over the past year and launching a new initiative with York Region Transit/ VIVA. Ann Marie Carroll, General Manager of Transit was attendance to speak about the new partnership and show off their new Crime Stoppers on Bus and Bus Shelter signage.
Detective Constable Malcolm MacPherson was in attendance to speak about graffiti within York Region and to unveil a new anti-graffiti poster that was created by a Newmarket High School student.
Detective Dave MacDonald, York Regional Police, Homicide Unit was also be on hand to provide an update on the November 3rd, 2014 homicide of Jerry Tuan Thanh in the Town of Richmond Hill.
Crime Stoppers - The Global Organization
Since the inception, Crime Stoppers has been instrumental in the over $10.3 Billion in recovered Narcotic and stolen property. "Crime Stoppers of York Region ranks 9th in the world in amount drugs and counterfeit property recovered", said David Forster
David Foster also mentioned that the Ontario Association of Crimestoppers will host the 36th Annual International Conference Sept 27 - 30, 2015 and all programs from Ontario including Crimestoppers of York Region will be participating and will have a very prominent role at the conference.
Crime Stoppers Statistics
|2014||Since Inception 1986|
|PHONE TIPS RECEIVED||800||17,509|
|WEB TIPS RECEIVED||598||2,463|
|TEXT TIPS RECEIVED||69||340|
|TOTAL TIPS RECEIVED||1,467||20,312|
|NUMBER OF ARRESTS||41||2,773|
|REWARDS APPROVED||$13, 110||$343,885|