William Robert Courtnage Community Service Bursary Winner

Sam Fogg - Bursary WinnerCrime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 / 2024 Crime Stoppers’ William Robert Courtnage Community Service Bursary is Mr. Sam Fogg of Hagersville Secondary School.

Fogg will receive a $1000 bursary in recognition of the contributions that he has made in improving and developing the concept of Student Crime Stoppers in his school.

Pictured awarding the bursary is Keith Cooke, Vice Chairperson for Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk and Sam Fogg.

“Our program takes pride in awarding this bursary to honor the contributions that the student Crime Stoppers program makes in their community.” said Pino D’Armiento, chairperson for the program. He added, “Having the youth involved with crime stoppers plays an important role in keeping them from embarking on a life of crime and recognize the importance of community involvement throughout their lives.”

The Student Crime Stoppers program operates under the umbrella of Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk encourages students to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or helpsolvecrime.com with information about crime occurring in their school or community.  Students involved in the Student Crime Stoppers’ program help to promote the anonymous tips line and ensure that fellow classmates are aware that they have an option for getting involved.

Originally introduced in the 1999-2000 school year, this bursary was created by Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk to both honour the late William Courtnage and assist students in the continuation of their studies. The late William Courtnage enjoyed an exemplary career of community service and he passed away in January of 1999 while still serving on the Crime Stoppers board of directors. Students from any of the 9 high schools in the program’s coverage area who participate in Student Crime Stoppers have an opportunity to qualify for the bursary each year.

Crime Stoppers Fentanyl Initiative

Traffickers of Fentanyl and its derivatives continue to operate in our communities.  Their total disregard for those afflicted with addictions have caused deaths and overdoses in our communities.

These substances pose a hazard to first responders and law enforcement who come into direct contact with this drug.

Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk is doing our part in the fight against these individuals who have no regard for human life and create this tragedy by trafficking Fentanyl and its derivatives.

Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk is offering a $1000.00 reward for information that directly leads to the arrest of Fentanyl traffickers operating within the communities we serve.

We are also offering rewards from $500 up to $1000 for information that results in significant seizures of illicit Fentanyl or its derivatives by law enforcement within our service areas of Haldimand and Norfolk.

This reward offering will take place from May 1 to June 30, 2024.

Fentanyl is a terrible drug; we are not immune from it; it is not a ‘big city problem’; it is prevalent everywhere.  It has made and continues to make a significant adverse impact on our local communities.

If you know something…#SayItHere

As a result of this initiative, we hope to help curtail this problem by offering this reward to individuals who have information but wish to report these activities anonymously through our tip line 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or our website.


Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk Awarded!

Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk were honoured with  a few awards from the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers (OACS) annual awards for 2021.

The Community Service Award went to Norfolk Shredding for their work with our shredding day events, the President’s Award was received by Ken Schaus, and the Gary Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Barbara Howden (posthumous).