09-30-10 Boise area Crime Stoppers wins International
Boise, Sept. 30, 2010 - The Boise area
Crime Stoppers program has earned an
international award for a big increase in the number of arrests
connected to a citizens tips last year!
Stoppers International Conference was held recently in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada. Nearly 300 people from all around the World
attended the conference in beautiful Halifax. The conference gave
delegates a chance to network and share ideas for their Crime
Stoppers programs world-wide.
conference, Jan VanHouten, Boise PD's Crime Stoppers coordinator
was awarded the 2010 Productivity Award given for the greatest
increase in arrests for our population category. Van Houten
accepted the award on behalf of the Boise Area Crime Stoppers Board
of Directors and the citizens of the Treasure
Crime Stoppers related arrests increased from 43 in 2008 to 73 in
2009! Citizen calls to Boise Crime Stoppers also increased over the
same time from 2,866 calls to 4043 calls! And reward money approved
by Crime Stoppers to citizens whose information results in an
arrest increased from $2,450 in 2008 to $4,450 in '09, totalling
$77,115 in Crime Stoppers rewrd money since the program began in
As you know,
our local Crime Stoppers program is very involved with the
community in helping solve crimes. It's because the community, the
media and law enforcement cooperate on sighting crime that Boise's
Crime Stoppers program continues to grow. Thanks to everyone for
your continued support of Crime Stoppers!
To learn more about the Boise area Crime
Stoppers program, go to www.343-COPS.org.