CRIME STOPPERS DOMINICA RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
At a recently held Crime Stoppers International Conference in Trinidad, Crime Stoppers Dominica was awarded the GARY MURPHY GLOBAL VISION AWARD 2016. The Dominican programme was nominated for the award in recognition of achieving proficiency and positive results throughout Dominica and as a dedicated and effective Crime Stoppers Programme. The Dominica programme helped Crime Stoppers International to achieve its ongoing mission which is “To mobilize the world to provide information on crime anonymously”
Crime Stoppers Dominica became a fully functional programme in the first quarter of 2013. Under the astute leadership of well-known businesswoman Genevieve Astaphan, the programme’s first Chairman, Crime Stoppers Dominica quickly gained awareness and credibility in the island. Crime Stoppers Dominica became a highly regarded organisation in the Dominican landscape. Crime Stoppers Dominica has implemented new, innovative fundraising measures which have assisted the financial sustainability of the programme and has also embarked on community interventions that have served to increase awareness and confidence.
As a result of its creative communication approaches, the programme has achieved remarkable success in terms of the number of actionable calls received and number of arrests that the Police has been able to make as a result of information provided by the public to Crime Stoppers Dominica. In 2016, Stewart Paris was appointed Chairman of Crime Stoppers Dominica.