May 12, 2015 - 3:53 PM
KELOWNA - The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers received three awards at the recent B.C. Crime Stoppers provincial conference held in Prince George.
The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers was awarded the Program of the Year Award, recognizing this program as the top producing program in the province of British Columbia for illegal drugs seized and the recovery of stolen property. During 2014, the Okanagan Crime Stoppers program recovered $431,000 in stolen property and was responsible for the seizure of $750,600 of illegal drugs. Since the program was established in 1987, $84 million in illegal drugs has been seized, and more than $4 million in stolen property has been recovered.
Gerry Guiltenane, coordinator with the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers, was awarded the Coordinator of the Year Award. Gerry was recognized for this commitment to the Crime Stoppers program and his outstanding work with law enforcement, media partners and the public. To be eligible for the award, recipients must demonstrate leadership qualities such as dedication, initiative, responsibility, reliability, persistence and integrity.
Corporate and Community Partner Award - The Canadian Royal Purple Society, Kelowna Lodge #56. This award recognizes the society for its ongoing financial commitment to the Okanagan Crime Stoppers program as a corporate partner.
“Gerry is a key player on our Crime Stoppers team and his relationship with our stakeholders is crucial to the success of the Crime Stoppers programs,” Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers President Dino Cabalfin says. “On behalf of the board of directors I want to congratulate Gerry on receiving this award, and thank him for his continued efforts to make our community safer.”
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