|Lanark County Crime Stoppers|
Crime Stoppers was originally established in the Eastern sector of Lanark County in 1992 and was initially named Carleton Place/Almonte Crime Stoppers. Subsequently, the area of operations was expanded and our name changed to Mississippi Tay Crime Stoppers. We later combined with the Lanark County Wildlife Crime Stoppers program and now have jurisdiction over all of Lanark County, with the exception of the Town of Smiths Falls, which has its own successful program. Lanark County is located in the Ottawa Valley, west of Canada's capital, Ottawa. The area is bordered by the Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Kingston and Renfrew/Pembroke Crime Stoppers programs.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of eight members who carry out the various programs and duties of a Crime Stoppers board of management. The Board members include:
The Board is supported by our Police Coordinator, Constable Howard Huggard, a member of the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Povincial Police. In addition, we employ a part-time civilian Public Coordinator who works in conjunction with our Police Coordinator. This position is currently filled by Cathie McOrmond.
The Board raises the funds necessary to operate the program using various methods. The program's rate of success has grown substantially over the past four years in particular. In 2006 we sponsored a puppet show during which our mascot 'Bandit' the raccoon was introduced. We also financed a video (DVD) which was produced by students in the Arts Department at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. The DVD, which has been widely distributed by our Board, won a provincial award which was presented to us during the annual Ontario Crime Stoppers convention in Niagara Falls.
The objective of the Board is to expand and improve our program. We hope to become even more effective in the coming years.
Further information on Lanark County Crime Stoppers can be found using the index on the left.