Crimestoppers calling cards

| 02/02/2009

(CNS): To help the police and public in their efforts to fight crime, Cayman Crime Stoppers has partnered with long-time corporate supporter, Cayman National, to distribute calling cards, so everyone can keep the Crime Stoppers tips-line number handy in the event that they witness a crime and make that essential call as soon as possible.

Stuart Bostock, Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman, explained that with these convenient cards everyone can have easy access to the number. “Now more people are carrying the telephone number we expect to see yet more increases in the number of tips submitted,” he said.

“With the proliferation of mobile phones in recent years these cards make it easier for callers to get information to the authorities immediately if they witness a crime whilst out and about. Receiving information like this in real time could mean the difference between life and death.”

The Cayman Crime Stoppers tips line, 800 TIPS, enables anyone with information that could help prevent or solve a crime to share it with the authorities in complete anonymity. The new calling cards are of a standard business card size and fit neatly in a pocket, purse or wallet.

Cayman National will be distributing the new cards via the retail branches all over the Islands. Stuart Dack, President and CEO of Cayman National, was enthusiastic about the new initiative. “Cayman National is delighted to be a part of this effort to keep the Cayman Crime Stoppers tips-line number front-of-mind for everyone,” he said.

“Tackling crime is the foundation for keeping the Cayman Islands a safe place to live and do business. We are proud to support Cayman Crime Stoppers because we believe this responsibility is incumbent on all community members.”

The new calling cards will be distributed in public places and also given directly to members of the general public by RCIP’s community beat officers, who are eagerly working with Cayman Crime Stoppers to promote the anonymous tips line.

At the top of the card, the bold message ‘Remain Anonymous’, reminds its holder of the fundamental principle of the Cayman Crime Stoppers programme, that callers’ personal details will never be taken by the call centre operators in Florida who field calls to the tips-line, and that callers’ anonymity is 100% guaranteed. Holders of the card are also reminded that they can submit tips online at www.crimestoppers.ky and that they could be eligible for a $1,000 reward if their information leads to the successful resolution of a crime.

Cayman Crime Stoppers is encouraging members of the public to pick up a card from Cayman National branches, public places or their local community police officers.

 

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