Dob in a dealer, end scourge

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion - Peter Long Peter Long is the City of Kar­ratha Mayor.

Crime Stop­pers WA, along with WA Po­lice, re­cently briefed the City’s Safe Com­mu­ni­ties Part­ner­ship mem­bers, coun­cil­lors and staff about their Dob in a Dealer Cam­paign.

The re­gional WA com­po­nent of this na­tional two-week of­fen­sive was launched in Kar­ratha.

Its in­tent is to gather in­for­ma­tion for WA Po­lice about lo­cal drug deal­ing ac­tiv­ity, which is linked to bur­glar­ies and a range of other crimes in our towns.

Il­licit drugs like ice have a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on fam­i­lies, re­sult­ing in ag­gres­sion and vi­o­lence in many users.

The ice scourge needs a whole-of-com­mu­nity re­sponse, and this cam­paign em­pow­ers com­mu­nity mem­bers to play their part by pro­vid­ing re­ports on un­to­ward ac­tiv­ity.

Crime Stop­pers has been in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful in the past:

COR­REC­TIONS AND CLAR­I­FI­CA­TIONS POL­ICY

It is the pol­icy of the Pil­bara News to cor­rect sig­nif­i­cant er­rors as quickly as pos­si­ble. Read­ers can con­tact the of­fice of the read­ers’ edi­tor by mail at The Read­ers’ Edi­tor, The West Aus­tralian, GPO Box D162, Perth WA 6840; by fax (08) 9482 3177; or email read­er­sed­i­tor@wanews.com.au (the head­line, page num­ber and date of pub­li­ca­tion of the re­port should be in­cluded in your cor­re­spon­dence). Please in­clude your tele­phone num­ber. more than 140 peo­ple per day in WA con­tact it to make re­ports and more than 60 per cent of those are con­verted into ac­tion­able po­lice in­tel­li­gence.

Crime Stop­pers has been cru­cial to the solv­ing of some of the most dif­fi­cult and high-pro­file po­lice cases around Aus­tralia.

Mak­ing a re­port to Crime Stop­pers is safe, secure and to­tally con­fi­den­tial.

I urge any­one who has in­for­ma­tion on pos­si­ble drug deal­ing or other sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to dial 1800 333 000 or re­port it via the web­site www.crimestop­pers.com. au.

I urge all Pil­bara res­i­dents to say “enough is enough” and to rid our streets, parks and neigh­bour­hoods of crim­i­nals prof­i­teer­ing from the mis­ery of ice by un­der­min­ing any crim­i­nal busi­ness mod­els op­er­at­ing in our lo­cal area.

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