NEWS in 2015

 January is International Crime Stoppers Month

Appreciation Night:  Jan. 22, 2015 at Columbia College

Congratulations to our big award winners:

Reg Whynott Award for outstanding contributions by a community individual or organization:  Columbia International College, for many years of support.

Gordon V. Torrance Award – Division 2 Crime Managers

Bill Sturrup Award for excellent in Media Coverage:  CHCH News, Mike Katrycz

NEWS in 2014

October 3, 2014.  Lou Ferrigno the Hulk,  Hamilton Police Service Honorary Constable # 8477.

Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk, was given Honorary Constable status by Chief Glenn De Claire during a ceremony at the Central Police Station.   Ferrigno, a long-time fighter against bullying has become a Crime Stoppers hero.

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!

Best Promotional Poster: Hero Poster

Special Project Award:  Hero Project – 2013 Hero Initiative, Graphic Art Contest, Hero Posters, Hammertown Hero

Best Radio Feature over 2 minutes:  KX94.7.


Congratulations to the entrants and winners of the HERO INITIATIVE Graphic Art Challenge.  The artwork was excellent.

First Place:  Kat Smith of Hamilton

Kat Smith

Second  Place:  Sausha D’Annunzio of Ancaster

Sausha D'AnnunzioThird Place:  Michael Falletta of Ancaster

Michael Falletta

NEWS in 2013

October, 2013:  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton receives 7 International awards on behalf of Hamilton media and police services.     CONGRATULATIONS to our partners.

June 10, 2013  Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers – Conference in Sault Ste. Marie

The OACS presented awards to Crime Stoppers of Hamilton for:
  • Best Video coverage under 2 minutes was for the Hill Park School video challenge
  • Best Radio Feature under 2 mins with AM900/CHML – Jay McQueen
  • Best promo poster for the Safe Schools challenge
 We also received an official tribute and congratulations letter from OPP Commissioner, Chris Lewis that was presented to us at the Gala Dinner on Monday evening.


May 23, 2013 is the 30th Birthday of Crime Stoppers of Hamilton Inc.  Hamilton’s program was the first in Ontario; the 2nd in Canada. We celebrated by launching a new concept in anonymous reporting:  Be A Hero.  CHCH came to our Birthday Party!  Matt Hayes did the weather and interviewed Greg Slack, Program Coordinator and Bryon Brown, Chair, Board of Directors.

30th BIRTHDAY PARTY AND BE A HERO LAUNCH – many thanks to all those who attended, including Darrin Laidman from FRESH FM, who served as MC for the event.  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton is changing the face of anonymous callers.  Tipsters are not rats — they are heroes – an integral part of fighting crime – doing the right thing – to stand up, speak out, Be a Hero.  Let’s Close the Book on a Crook!

January, 2013.  Crime Stoppers of Hamilton introduced its new Program Coordinator, Greg Slack.

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