NEWS in 2016

June: The Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers awarded Board Members Pat Gillie and Tricia Hoban special awards for their contributions provincially to the Crime Stoppers Program.  Congratulations!

Crime Stoppers International recognized Crime Stoppers of Hamilton and their partners for 4 awards in November.

  1. Paul D. Boudreau Coordinator of the Year Service Award:  Amy Eleftheriou
  2. Best Special Radio Feature:   The Bill Kelly Show on AM900 CHML.  In addition to the radio show, this segment was shown live on our local Cable 14 TV station.  The 18.33 min. long interview covered all aspects of Crime Stoppers including the key roles for the program  in solving crime, the impact it brings to the police service and being the final part of the puzzle in police investigations.  Other topics discussed were the role of the board and up-coming fundraisers.
  3. Best Special Media Coverage:  The Morning Show on CHCH TV.  On the show with news anchor, Bob Cowen were Program Coordinator Mike Hall, John Boich, Chair of Hamilton Crime Stoppers Board, and long-time CHCH team member Nick Olchowy, who still uts the reenactments together after almost 35 years.
  4. Greatest Increase in Total Property Recovered Including Drugs.  This is a productivity award and demonstrates the working relationship the program has with investigators and officers of the Hamilton Police Service, especially the Community Mobilization Unit.

NEWS in 2015

Crime Stoppers International honoured our media partners and a Board Member with special awards in September.

CONTRATULATIONS to CHCH TV, the Hamilton Spectator and KX94.7

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Ron Rambarran, a 20-year Veteran of our
Board of Directors was named

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Civilian of the Year.
Congratulations, Ron!


June 6, 2015.  OACS (Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers) has awarded Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, Inc. with 4 awards:

Special Project Award 2014 – our student project
Best Feature of Crime Stoppers in print media 2014 – The Hamilton Spectator
Best Radio Feature Under 2 minutes for a population over 300,000:  KX94.7
Best Promotional Print Poster:  Kat Smith for her Hammertown Hero posters.


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Appreciation Night, January 22, 2015.  Congratulations to our Award Winners:


Bill Sturrup Media Award:

CHCH TV.  Miranda Anthistle
accepted the award on behalf of
Mike Katrycz and staff

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Gordon V. Torrance Award :   Division 2 Crime Managers

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Reg Whynott Award

Columbia International College.
The award was accepted by
Tim Putt,
Head of Senior School
and Brandon Lewis,
Leader of Student Development.


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NEWS in 2014

October 16, 2014.  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, Inc. wins 8 awards at the International Crime Stoppers Conference in South Africa.

CONGRATULATIONS to our community, media and law enforcement partners for an outstanding year.

1.  Best Crime of the week – CHCH TV – Senior Attack
2.  Best Public Service Announcement – Cable 14
3.  Best Radio PSA – KX 94.7 – Stand Up Speak Out
4.  Best Radio Crime of the Week – CHML – Smash and Grab robberies
5.  Best Radio Special Report – Fresh FM 95.3 – Tim Bosma murder and 30 Anniversary report
6.  Productivity Award – Greatest Increase in Arrests
7.  Best Website – 2gen
8.  Special Media Report – Urban City

June 7, 2014.  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, Inc. wins 4 awards at the OACS Conference in Niagara Falls.

Ontario Coordinator of the Year: Greg Slack, Program Coordinator Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year – 2014 is Hamilton Crime Stoppers’ Very Own Greg Slack! Presenting the award is PC Dean Rutherford, OPP (Awards Committee Chair) and Mr. David Forster, OACS President.

 Congratulations on your hard work, re-branding conceptualization for the Hero Campaign, and for sharing your concepts with other Crime Stoppers groups to increase their success!

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Best Promotional Poster: Hero Poster

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Special Project Award:

Hero Project – 2013 Hero Initiative,
Graphic Art Contest, Hero Posters, Hammertown Hero


Best Radio Feature over 2 minutes:  KX94.7: a PSA celebrating Crime Stoppers of Hamilton’s 30th Birthday and the launch of our new Be A Hero campaign. CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the Award Winners at our Appreciation Night in January, 2013

Winner of the  Bill Sturrup Media Award:    Darrin Laidman, Colleen Rusholm, Samantha Payne – FreshFM 95.3

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Winner of the Colin Millar Award Winner:  Steven Bull and Jeffrey Robinson


Winner of the  Gordon V. Torrance Award:   

Homicide Unit: Matt Kavanaugh, Greg Jackson, Greg Rodzoniak, Andrea Richard, Jason Cattle,


Winner of the Reg Whynott Award:  Walt Durajilja – Big B. Comics


May 16,   2014″  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc. introduced their new mascot, The HAMMERTOWN HERO, a buddy for Tipper.  The event took place at Police in the Park attended by hundreds of children and adults.   DSCN1813-3                            DSCN1844-1-sm                                 DSCN1820-1

May 12.  At the Hamilton Police Service ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT, our Program Coordinator, Greg Slack, was awarded the prestigious Leonard G Lawrence Award.  CONGRATULATIONS, Greg!

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NEWS IN 2013.  


Crime Stoppers of Hamilton and Hamilton Police Service Action Team are gave out winter clothing at the Urban Core Dec. 4, 11th and 18th.  THANKS to the Hamilton Community for donating clothing and for coming out to help!


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Crime Stoppers participated in a toy give-away at Mac Kids.  Congratulations and thanks to Hasbro Can and 501stLegion!

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Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc. congratulates our media and police partners for winning 7 Crime Stoppers International Awards at the International Conference in October.

1.  Media Award for Best Special Report/Feature- on behalf of Source Security for the booklet that was sent out to the public early last year. 2.  Media Award for Best Print Crime of the Week – Stoney Creek News. 3.  Media Award for Best Radio Special Report/Feature – KX 94.7 4.  Media Award for Best Radio Crime of the Week – KX 94.7 5.  Media Award for Best Television Special Report in collaboration with Hill Park School (Safe School Video Challenge.) 6.  Productivity Award for The Greatest Increase in Arrests 7.  Productivity Award for The Greatest Increase in Total Property Recovered including Drugs Special prestigious President’s Award to board member, Patricia Gillie for her commitment to Crime Stoppers locally, provincially and nationally. Many thanks to the public, media, and Hamilton Police Services for making these awards possible.   THANKS to STUDIO 136 and all those who came for a $20.00 hair cut and style at the Locke Street Festival!  A great fundraiser for Crime Stoppers of Hamilton, Inc. CONGRATULATIONS to all students and teachers who entered our Reach Out … Reach Up Can You Be a Hero contest. A BIG THANKS to BIG B COMICS for donating graphic novels to Student Crime Stoppers in Hamilton. JUNE 4, 2013.  THANKS to everyone who came out for our  8th Annual Golf Tournament at Mystic Golf Club in Ancaster. 30th BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BE A HERO LAUNCH

CHCH comes to our Birthday Party!  Matt Hayes does the weather and interviews Greg Slack and Bryon Brown.