NEW YORK, NY, October 31, 2006 â€“AlliedBarton Security Services, www.AlliedBarton.com, the largest American owned and managed security services firm, announces its donation of $150,000 to support the Crime Stoppers Program of the New York City Police Department. This year marks AlliedBartonâ€™s second installment of $50,000 on their total three-year pledge of $150,000. The Crime Stoppers Unit operates a hotline that allows anyone with important information about a violent crime in New York to provide information anonymously.
â€œCrime Stoppers is one of the best examples of a successful public-private partnership,â€ said Lawrence Loesch, Vice President/General Manager of AlliedBarton Security Services New York City region. â€œWith the public's help, it has solved over 4,300 violent crimes including some of the city's most violent and high-profile cases. Our streets are safer today because of the men and women of the NYPD and its leadership. AlliedBarton is honored to contribute to this important program and we encourage other New York City corporations to contribute to this noble and highly effective organization.â€
â€œTo ensure the anonymity of callers and maintain rewards, Crime Stoppers cannot be funded through traditional police resources making AlliedBartonâ€™s support crucial,â€ said Pamela D. Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer, the New York City Police Foundation. â€œPrivate funding from corporations, as well as individuals and foundations, helps assure that criminals get the message that while crime doesn't pay, Crime Stoppers does!â€
During the period of January 2006 through June 2006, Crime Stoppers was instrumental in solving 18 murders and 10 attempted murders. Furthermore, the program approved 54 rewards for $38,400. Crime Stopper empowers anyone with important information about a violent crime in New York City to call 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish speakers, 1-888-57-PISTA, to provide information anonymously. Although callers are not asked their name, they do receive a code number to be eligible to collect a reward of up to $2,000 anonymously.