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Prize winning ‘Graffiti Helpsite’

Posted December 15 2016 in , ,

Zoe Savidis, winner; Kim Harrison, CEO, Crime Stoppers WA; Milanna Herbele, Principal, Rossmoyne SHS; Phil Doncon, 
Performance Artist; Clint Browning, Project Manager, 
WA Police Graffiti Team

The winner of the 2016 Crime Stoppers WA Graffiti Action Challenge was awarded a $600 cash prize, which was presented by Crime Stoppers WA CEO Kim Harrison at a school assembly. Zoe Savidis tackled the problem of graffiti at its source. She created a website called “Graffiti Helpsite” which allowed graffiti vandals…

International website winner

Posted December 12 2016 in

Clever Starfish and Crime Stoppers WA award recipients

Crime Stoppers WA has been awarded the 2015 Best Website by Crime Stoppers International for member regions with a population of 1-3 million. The new Crime Stoppers WA (CSWA) website went live on 21 July 2015, with a vastly improved format and technical capability. Statistics show the new website has clearly improved…

Reports from the public reach record numbers

Posted September 14 2016 in , ,

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Record numbers of WA residents are contacting Crime Stoppers to report their crime concerns. More than 150 people per day on average made reports in August. For the first time, over 5,000 contacts were received in a month, comprising 3,420 answered phone calls and 1,588 ‘contacts other than calls’ in August. Online…

The man who brought Crime Stoppers to Australia

Posted September 8 2016 in ,

Pictured: Geoff Wilkinson

Forty years ago in 1976, a police detective in Albuquerque in the US State of New Mexico was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of information coming from the public about a murder at a petrol station. Greg MacAleese believed apathy and fear of retribution by local residents was hindering the investigation….

New drug report form developed to help police intelligence work

Posted August 1 2016 in ,

In a world-first initiative, Crime Stoppers WA is developing a specialist online form for members of the public to report suspicious and illegal drug activity. Half of all crimes (47%) reported to Crime Stoppers are about illegal drugs, and so we have been developing the special online report form to help tackle…

Big jump in drug reports from campaign

Posted August 1 2016 in , ,

Crime Stoppers WA CEO Kim Harrison with Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Beesley, Goldfields-Esperance Police District.

A Statewide Crime Stoppers campaign to tackle drug dealing in WA is creating a big increase in crime reports from the public. Conducted in regional areas, the Dob in a Dealer campaign has increased the number of drug-related reports received at Crime Stoppers by around 50%. Crime Stoppers WA CEO Kim Harrison has…

Getting drug dealers off our streets

Posted June 28 2016 in , ,

Shire of Broome president Ron Johnston, Federal MP Melissa Price, Crime Stoppers WA chief executive Kim Harrison and Kimberley District Acting Superintendent Omar Chahal at the Dob in a Dealer launch.

  Listen to Omar Chahal and Kim Harrison talking to Vanessa Mills on the ABC Kimberley’s Mornings program about the Dob in a Dealer campaign.

South West urged to Dob in a Dealer

Posted May 27 2016 in , ,

Crime Stoppers CEO Kim Harrison, City of Bunbury deputy mayor Brendan Kelly, South West Police Superintendent Mick Sutherland and Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino at the Dob in a Dealer launch in the South West.  Photo: Courtesy of Blayde Grzelka, Bunbury Mail

From today, Crime Stoppers WA are targeting the South West region for a two-week intensive Dob in a Dealer drug campaign aimed at gathering information for WA Police intelligence about local drug dealing activity. Local residents are asked to report information about the manufacture and distribution of crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’) and other…

Drug dealers targeted in national ice campaign

Posted March 16 2016 in , ,

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Members of the public are being encouraged to play a key part in a new national Crime Stoppers campaign aimed at reducing the availability of illegal drugs and putting drug dealers behind bars. The WA part of the national ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign will run in partnership with the WA Police in…

Good public response to find wanted persons on the run

Posted August 26 2015 in , ,

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Many Australians have responded well to the call from Crime Stoppers to help find some of Australia’s most elusive fugitives during Operation Roam, the joint operation between all State and Territory based Crime Stoppers and police jurisdictions. Crime Stoppers received 200 reports from the public nationally from Operation Roam, which have resulted…

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