Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers brings home the hardware!

Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers received top honours at the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers (OACS) provincial conference held in Hamilton, May 31st – June 2nd.

The program won four awards.  The first win was Best Video Feature for Population over 300,000.   

Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers and Rogers tv Cable 20 in Kitchener produced a 5-part series about the role of Crime Stoppers in the community.  

The winning episode explores how social media impacts policing and Crime Stoppers, how to protect yourself from cybercrime and in-depth interview with two undercover officers about human trafficking in our community.

The second award: Best Print Feature for Population over 300,000.  Once again, Conestoga College’s Integrated Marketing Communications Program was honoured for their hard work.

Rogers tv Producer and Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers Director Carla Fitzsimmons won the Gary Murphy Award of Excellence.  

This award is presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated a significant contribution to crime prevention and the overall Crime Stoppers movement.   

Fitzsimmons has worked along with the program’s Police Coordinator Darryl Paquette on a training video about the Crime Stoppers program that is now available across the country for police officers.  

She wrote, edited, shot and co-produced the 5-part series for Rogers tv and created a promo and PSA campaign for the social media.

“I am humbled and thrilled by this extraordinary honour,” said Fitzsimmons moments after receiving the award from Crime Stoppers Founder Greg MacAleese. “To be presented this award by the man who started it all is absolutely incredible!”

Crime Stoppers returns for its second season this fall on Rogers tv.  

The fourth award: Marla Moon Memorial Award of Excellence.  This award is given to the program that best demonstrates its commitment to the Crime Stoppers mission through community outreach and partnerships.  

Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers continues to have a strong partnership with Rogers tv with the tv series and its monthly Crime of the Month features.  

It also unveiled a Street Art Program with program supporter Circle K.  Students from two area schools along with an alternative education program were invited to tag the wall.  

The project allowed the youth to take ownership by expressing themselves while standing shoulder-to-shoulder with police.  

During our campaign, we noticed how an at-risk youth became engaged with the project and developed a strong friendship with the Street Artist.



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