WHAT IS CRIMESTOPPERS?
Crime Stoppers was established in Queensland in 1989 and operates throughout Australia and the world. Crime Stoppers has become an integral part of community safety with information gathered and supplied by the community to assist police with crime solving and prevention. Crime Stoppers relies on members of the public to contact then when they have information that may help stop, solve or prevent suspicious or criminal activity in the community. When calling Crime Stoppers you are never asked to identify yourself and there is no equipment in the Crime Stoppers office that records voices or traces telephone numbers. Anonymity is guaranteed. Members of the community who call Crime Stoppers receive a code number that allows them to claim a reward, if eligible, once an arrest has been made. A co-ordinator is appointed by the police to work with the Crime Stoppers program on a daily basis with additional staff that takes tips on the Crime Stoppers line. The police are required to investigate the various Crime Stoppers tips from the public and report back to the co-ordinator when a case is solved. You can contact Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers.com.au or 1800 333 000. If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance, do not phone Crime Stoppers - phone the police on 131 444 or in an emergency call 000.