Com­mu­nity fight­ing crime

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS OPINION - — Donna Turn­ley

AMID the hub­bub of the elec­tion cam­paign and the an­nounce­ment that the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment will re­cruit 400 ex­tra po­lice over the next four years, I am con­cerned that an­other very im­por­tant an­nounce­ment may have been over­shad­owed.

That is the al­lo­ca­tion of $1.75 mil­lion over the next four years to help Crime Stop­pers con­tinue its crime-solv­ing part­ner­ship with the com­mu­nity.

Our po­lice do a fan­tas­tic job but they of­ten de­pend on the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided to them from the com­mu­nity.

A call to Crime Stop­pers may be the fi­nal piece of in­for­ma­tion po­lice need to break a case and I want Queens­lan­ders to be as­sured that the fu­ture of this vi­tal com­mu­nity ser­vice is se­cure.

This four-year com­mit­ment will en­sure Queens­land Crime Stop­pers can keep its in­de­pen­dent call cen­tre open to field tele­phone tips about sus­pi­cious or crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity from the pub­lic and share vi­tal in­for­ma­tion with Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice.

Un­like other states, Queens­land Crime Stop­pers is sup­ported by ded­i­cated lo­cal vol­un­teer com­mit­tees who work to en­sure the com­mu­nity mem­bers have a place to call if they want to share in­for­ma­tion, but re­main anony­mous.

Some­times it’s one call, one re­port, or one piece of in­for­ma­tion that is the key to solv­ing a major case and giv­ing peace of mind to the vic­tims of crime.

To re­port in­for­ma­tion on a crime, call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

– Mark Ryan, Po­lice Min­is­ter

Eight-mile up­grade

❝ Some­times it’s one call, one re­port or one piece of in­for­ma­tion that is the key to solv­ing a major case.

— Mark Ryan

WHAT a waste of money.

There is noth­ing wrong with the in­ter­sec­tion.

It’s the fools not obey­ing the rules who are caus­ing these ac­ci­dents.

A po­lice­man 24/7 would be cheaper than up­grades and the tick­ets he writes would pay most of his wages. You can’t cure stupid.

Up­grade, waste the money, only to find there are still the same id­iots break­ing the rules.

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