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Nearly 26,000 firearms handed in during National Firearms Amnesty

Posted September 11 2017 in ,

25,999 firearms have been handed in across Australia in the first two months of the National Firearms Amnesty, with Australians surrendering an average of 464 firearms each day. This is a great result, and shows Australians are serious about protecting themselves, their families, and their communities. From 1 July – 30 September…

Crime Stoppers launches Operation Roam: Rogue Radar

Posted August 21 2017 in ,

20 criminals named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list. Crime Stoppers is calling on members of the public to stay alert and be on the lookout for 20 wanted fugitives named on the ‘Rogue Radar’ list. The offenders are currently at large and potentially hidden in plain sight in communities across Australia. Operation…

Citizens defeat terrorists

Posted June 15 2017 in , ,

Opinion piece featured in The Sunday Times, 28 May 2017 We can’t climb into the hateful minds of terrorists. How can we even start to understand how they rationalise indiscriminate slaughter of young people attending a pop concert? But we can identify with the outpouring of solidarity and compassion shown by affected…

Positive Impact in Pingelly

Posted May 29 2017 in , ,

Earlier this year, Pingelly Police identified that there was a perceived drug problem facing their community, but it was clear that the quantity and quality of intelligence they had was insufficient to tackle the drug issues effectively. Members of such a small community were regularly talking amongst themselves about certain things occurring…

Increase in contacts a credit to WA community

Posted April 5 2017 in , ,

A big response from the WA community has resulted in record numbers of reports being received at Crime Stoppers WA in 2016 and January 2017. In 2016, over 53,300 contacts (calls and online reports) were received 1/3 of all these contacts were made through the mobile-responsive, online report form available on the…

No crime is committed in secret

Posted February 9 2017 in , ,

Opinion piece featured in The West Australian 09 Feb 2017   Why do the nine principles of policing, developed over one hundred and eighty years ago by Sir Robert Peel, have as much significance today as they did back in 1829? Sir Robert Peel, founder of the London Metropolitan Police, set out…

Prize winning ‘Graffiti Helpsite’

Posted December 15 2016 in , ,

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…

Reports from the public reach record numbers

Posted September 14 2016 in , ,

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…

Fugitives arrested in nationwide hunt

Posted August 22 2016 in ,

Five fugitives have been arrested in the first few days of Operation Roam – Fugitive Hunt. Crime Stoppers launched the 2-week national campaign on 15 August 2016 with the aim of helping police to arrest 19 persons of interest who are on the run. Crime Stoppers is asking all Australians to make…

Big jump in drug reports from campaign

Posted August 1 2016 in , ,

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…

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