Crime Stoppers launches new video series to help crack unsolved cases and enhance community safety
[FREDERICTON, NB] – New Brunswick Crime Stoppers, a leading registered charitable organization dedicated to promoting public safety and reducing crime rates through the reporting of anonymous crime tips from the public, is excited to announce the launch of its engaging new ‘Crime Shorts / Vidéos courtes’ YouTube video series, beginning on September 18, 2023. These 1-minute videos aim to empower communities by sharing essential information, raising awareness, and fostering cooperation between law enforcement and the public.
In an era where digital communication is paramount, Crime Stoppers recognizes the significance of engaging content to effectively reach and educate a broader audience. By leveraging the power of video-sharing platform YouTube, the organization aims to create an informative and interactive experience that encourages community members to actively participate in crime prevention.
Crime Stoppers has contracted New Brunswick-based multimedia production company, Soundbud, to produce the videos – 10 both in English and French. The company has previously recorded for Disney, The History Channel, and Discovery in their 15 years of experience in the media, television, and film industry.
The first 10 ‘Crime Shorts / Vidéos courtes’ YouTube video series will feature a range of topics, including:
- About N.B. Crime Stoppers – Introduction
- Missing Person: Erin Brooks (Fredericton)
- Public Awareness: Copper Theft
- Homicide: Claire Gagnon (Dieppe)
- Public Awareness: Internet Sextortion
- Arsons (Cap-Pelé)
- Public Awareness: Illegal Garbage Dumping
- Homicide: Emerson Main (Dawsonville)
- Public Awareness: Catalytic Converter Theft
- Homicide: Jean Paul Caron and Melanie Roussie (Saint-Quentin)
Future videos will include:
- Crime Prevention Tips: Expert insights and practical advice on personal safety, home security, and how to avoid falling victim to common crimes.
- Wanted Suspects and Unsolved Cases: Detailed profiles of individuals sought by law enforcement agencies and information on unsolved cases, encouraging viewers to come forward with valuable leads.
- Community Success Stories: Real-life examples showcasing how community involvement and tips provided to Crime Stoppers have led to arrests and convictions, highlighting the positive impact of citizen cooperation.
- Law Enforcement Partnerships: Behind-the-scenes looks at how Crime Stoppers collaborates with local law enforcement agencies to enhance public safety and tackle crime together.
“Through our new video series, we are excited to expand our reach and connect with a wider audience,” said Crime Stoppers Provincial Coordinator, Sgt. Julie Goulet. “We believe that by using this dynamic platform, we can empower individuals to take an active role in creating safer neighbourhoods while also highlighting the importance of community collaboration in preventing and solving crimes.”
Crime Stoppers has always been synonymous with videos and re-enactments going back to the early days in the late 1980s and 90s. These videos helped solve some of the province’s most heinous crimes and cold cases. Although more recent videos are still available on the organization’s YouTube account, the older originals on VHS and Betamax unfortunately became victim of the elements over the years.
Crime Stoppers encourages viewers to subscribe to the organization’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/NBCrimeStoppers), like and share videos, and actively participate by submitting anonymous tips on their website (www.crimenb.ca), via the P3 Tips App, or by calling the Anonymous Tipsline at 1-800-222-8477. The organization remains committed to maintaining the confidentiality and anonymity of tipsters, while ensuring a safe environment for community engagement.
About Crime Stoppers:
N.B. Crime Stoppers, Inc. is a registered charitable organization dedicated to promoting community safety and reducing crime rates by helping law enforcement stop, solve, and prevent crime in New Brunswick. Through anonymous tip reporting, Crime Stoppers empowers individuals to play an active role in crime prevention and law enforcement efforts. By maintaining tipster anonymity and fostering collaboration between law enforcement and the public, Crime Stoppers strives to create safer communities for all.
N.B. Crime Stoppers is managed by a civilian board of directors who establish policy, raise funds to operate the program, and authorize award payments to Tipsters. The distinctive feature of Crime Stoppers is that it is a community program, administered and overseen by citizens. Crime Stoppers is not a police or government program. Simply put, Crime Stoppers is an extension of the community responding to crime.
Soundbud is a New Brunswick-based multimedia production company. It is co-owned by Bruce LeGrow and Gregg O’Donnell, who have worked in media, television, and film for the past 15 years. Soundbud is dedicated to crafting stories with social impact and connecting with a diverse audience. Website: https://www.soundbud.ca/