WHAT IS CRIMESTOP­PERS?

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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