It was the end of September when we held the Oxford Insurance Brokers-Crime Stoppers 17th Annual John Harrison Golf Tournament. The tournament, twice delayed due to Covid, had not been run since 2019, is a major part of the fundraising activities that Crime Stoppers of Oxford holds to generate income to cover the costs of its program.
The Crime Stoppers program provides a mechanism to allow the public to provide anonymous tips, helping to solve crimes in and around Oxford County. Crime Stoppers does not receive any funding from government or law enforcement and instead relies on fundraising events, like the John Harrison Golf Tournament, and on the generous donations of corporate sponsors and from people like you.
This year's tournament exceeded the results of the 2019 Tournament and netted over $5,000 that will help fund our operations and Tip Rewards.
This year's tournaments had some stand out sponsors like Cathcart Auto, Beflor Property Restoration, Nova Mutual, the Tillsonburg Police Services Board, and new this year, Jackson Property Management.
We want to thank all of this year's sponsors, all the participants, the companies that donated prizes, and Terry Bushell and the Oxford Insurance Broker's Board for making a successful event, and we will see you in 2022 for the 18th Annual John Harrison Golf Tournament.
Crime Stoppers is a registered, non-profit charitable organization, structured as a working alliance between the Community, the Media and the various Police agencies. The program provides a medium for tipsters wishing to remain anonymous to provide valuable information to assist the Police in their investigations. Crime Stoppers callers never have to identify themselves or give evidence in court. All Tipsters calling the Crime Stoppers line are eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2000.00. The type of crime solved, number of arrests, and other parameters will determine the amount of the award. Rewards are not funded by tax dollars. Money for the operation of Crime Stoppers and rewards is raised from the private sector by Members of the Board of Crime Stoppers. The Board is comprised of citizens throughout the county.
Does Crime Stoppers work? Quite simply...YES! Since the inception of Crimestoppers of Oxford in (1991) we are responsible for taking over $7,230,359 worth of illegal drugs off the streets, recovering $2,136,991 in stolen property and seizing countless illegal weapons. Impressive! We have received 8501 tips from the public resulting in over 1014 arrests.