Crime Stoppers get a new police liaison officer.

Crime 100By Pepper Parr

March 4th, 2017



Guns and handcuffs are what the public might be the most visible tools the police us every day – but the truth is that fingerprints, DNA and Crime Stoppers are the three biggest tools the police use every day.

Crime Stoppers is a voluntary organization that exists across the country. Each organization has a very tight link to the local police.

Jodi Thomson Crime StoppersBurlington, being part of the Halton Region, is tied in with Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills and part of Halton Crime Stoppers.

The Regional police recently appointed a new liaison officer to work with Crime Stoppers on a daily basis. Det Constable Jodi Thomson takes on this role as the next step in her 15 years + police career.
A graduate of the police program at Mohawk Colle Thomson was part of the influx of many more women into police service.

Born in Burlington, a graduate of Lester B. Pearson high school, Thomson made Oakville her home where she served as a patrol police officer and then as a detective with the Criminal Investigation branch where she focused on Break and Enter.

Thomson will tell you that the most satisfying part of her career to this point is the four years she spent in Educational Services where she worked with high school throughout the Region.

Thomson also served as an Acting Sergeant working on personal assault cases.

This latest assignment has Thomson working on one of the most critical links in the flow of information from the public to the police.

Everyone has heard about Crime Stoppers said Thomson, few understand how critical a part of policing it really is.

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