September 16, 2015

Crime Stop Jamaica, a partnership between the community, the police and the media, designed to involve the public in the fight against crime, is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, a black tie banquet and awards ceremony will be held this Saturday, September 19 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Guest speaker will be Eisenhower Fellow and the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Policing and the Community at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and former Chief of Police for the city of St. Louis, Dr. Daniel Isom. Dr. Isom will speak on the topic, Crime Fighting in the Age of Social Media – from Missouri to Jamaica.

The evening will also see the recognition of a number of persons and organisations that were instrumental in the development of the programme from inception til now. These include:

  • J.A. Lester Spaulding
  • Neville James
  • Mike Hirst
  • Mark Gentles
  • Gordon “Butch” Stewart
  • Peter John Thwaites
  • Neville Wheatle
  • The late Col. Trevor MacMillan
  • Jennifer Cheesman
  • A. James Forbes
  • NCB
  • FLOW
  • Jamaica Constabulary Force
  • Lithographic Printers
  • Media Association Jamaica
  • Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica
  • Signtex Ltd

Crime Stop Jamaica began in 1989 following concerns expressed to the government of the day by a group of private sector businesses and service organisations that something must be done to re-establish the rule of law and security of the people. The decision was taken by the PSOJ, to set up a partnership between the media, private sector, the police and the community, by offering rewards for information given anonymously that would lead to the arrest of criminals and the recovery of stolen property, illegal firearms and illegal narcotics.