Monday 11 December, 2017

Cayman Crime Stoppers seek corporate support amid spike in crime

As Cayman Crime Stoppers prepares for a major relaunch, the non-profit organisation is appealing  to corporate sponsors to come on board in a bid to boost the fight against crime.

The organization is also partnering with local law enforcement agencies to help keep communities safe.

Chairman of Cayman Crime Stoppers, Sebastien Guilbard, said that the recent increase in crime is a cause for concern for everybody.

 “We are appealing for more businesses to sign up to be members, as we partner with our law enforcement agencies to tackle the scourge of crime,” added Guilbard.

Guilbard noted that organization is currently updating its website, social media channels, brochures and other publicity materials, aiming to relaunch in time for the festive season.

“Crime Stoppers has helped the police fight crime in the Cayman Islands for a number of years, but we felt it was time for a relaunch to help raise our profile,” said Guilbard.

“Working closely with the other law enforcement agencies will also significantly help deal with different types of crime,” he added.

Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne noted that Crime Stoppers offers a trusted mechanism for the public to share sensitive information anonymously, and the value of this cannot be overstated for a small community like the Cayman Islands.

 “Crime Stoppers’ extension of its partnership to other agencies on-island is good news for the RCIPS, since we work jointly with these agencies to strengthen public safety in all areas, and curtail crime in all its forms,” he said.

The five categories open to corporate members, including annual fees, are: Constables (individual donations), Sergeants ($250), Inspectors ($1,500), Commanders ($3,000) and the exclusive Commissioner ($10,000).

Benefits range according to the level of membership and offer a variety of promotional opportunities.