The Central Virginia Crime Stoppers held their annual awards banquet on April 27, 2006 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Lynchburg. During the banquet, several awards were presented and Investigator Eugene Wingfield of the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Office was presented with the 2005/2006 Crime Stopper of the Year Award. This award was based on his Leadership, Dedication and Professionalism to the Crime Stoppers Board during the year 2005.
Central Virginia Crime Stoppers was formed in 1998 to offer the citizens of Central Virginia with an opportunity to have a avenue to supply anonymous information regarding crime occurring in their neighborhoods. This program has been extremely successfully in the clearing of many criminal cases and the apprehension of fugitives through the Manhunt program.
Participating agencies, Lynchburg Police Department, Bedford County Sheriffs Department, Bedford City Police Department, Virginia State Police, FBI, Campbell County Sheriffs Department, Amherst County Sheriffs Department, Amherst Town Police, Altavista Police Department, Liberty University Police Department, Nelson County Sheriffs Department, Appomattox Sheriffs Department and the Brookneal Police Department.