Nelson Police board honours two local volunteers
Two local volunteer were recently honoured by the Nelson Police Board in ceremony.
Mayor John Dooley, Chair of the Nelson Police Board, and Chief Constable Wayne Holland were present to honour presented West Kootenay/ Boundary Crime Stoppers Founding Member and Board Chair Jack Fisher and Reserve Constable Brent Tipple with Police Board Certificates of Appreciation for their ongoing and outstanding performance in their volunteer positions within Crime Stoppers British Columbia.
Fisher thanked Chief Constable Wayne Holland for providing Crime Stoppers office space within Nelson Police headquarters.
In 2012 Fisher and Res. Cst. Tipple contributed to assisting police investigators province-wide to receive 9201 anonymous tips.
The information allowed officers to make 425 arrests; clear 644 cases; lay 488 charges; recover 40 weapons, recover $1,704,311 in property and seize $21,607,767 in drugs.
To report anonymous tips, call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) For more information on the program, including how to leave a secure online tip, visit www.bccrimestoppers.com