Con­certed public bid to dob in any drug deal­ers

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

CRIMESTOP­PERS Vic­to­ria’s Dob in a Dealer pro­gram has re­ceived na­tional recog­ni­tion with a $1 mil­lion com­mit­ment from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, which will see the pro­gram de­liv­ered across the coun­try.

The pro­gram, which is funded by the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Crime Preven­tion Pro­gram and run in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Vic­to­ria Po­lice, aims to tackle the flow of crys­tal metham­phetamine (ice) and other il­licit drugs into re­gional ar­eas.

Sergeant Matt Ben­nett of Mans­field and Mt Buller po­lice said yesterday that although drug deal­ing was not out of con­trol in Mans­field it was hap­pen­ing ev­ery­where.

At present drug deal­ing was also oc­cur­ring on Mt Buller, where there is a large cul­tural and so­cio eco­nomic mix of peo­ple.

“Our best ad­vice for any­one hav­ing in­for­ma­tion on drug deal­ers is to ring Crime Stop­pers,” Sgt Ben­nett said.

Since Dob in a Dealer was first cre­ated by Crime Stop­pers in 2014, the pro­gram has been rolled out to 14 dif­fer­ent re­gional towns across the state with great suc­cess.

Any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion on drug deal­ing can con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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