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Anonymity rules in the valuable world of crime tip-offs

Posted November 15 2017 in ,

What is the secret ingredient that has made Crime Stoppers a community success for the past 23 years in Western Australia? As a board member of Crime Stoppers WA for the past five years, I can answer that question in one word – anonymity. The anonymity concept originated in 1976 when a…

Victoria’s first Crime Stoppers co-ordinator Ken McKenzie dies aged 65

Posted July 31 2017 in

Extract from Herald Sun, June 23, 2017 A former senior policeman who played a major role in introducing Crime Stoppers to Victoria has died, aged 65. Ken McKenzie was the first police co-ordinator of Crime Stoppers when the program started in Victoria nearly 30 years ago. Later, after retiring from Victoria Police…

‘Report crime, don’t post it on Facebook’

Posted June 26 2017 in ,

Hannah Barry, WA Today 13/6/17 Nearly one hundred Banksia Grove residents have turned out to a ‘crisis meeting’ with Wanneroo Police after a number of residents took to social media to post about incidents of assault, violence, drug-dealing, theft and vandalism occurring in the area. The meeting, held at Joseph Banks College, was…

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…

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…

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