Dob in a dealer, end scourge
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:
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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.