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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…

New CEO at Crime Stoppers WA

Posted January 23 2017 in

Nick Stagg, Partner at Lavan Legal and Chairman of Crime Stoppers WA is delighted to welcome Vince Hughes as the Crime Stoppers WA new Chief Executive Officer. Vince has broad experience that positions him well for this role including senior public sector roles at the Public Sector Commission, WA Police, Corruption and…

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…

International website winner

Posted December 12 2016 in

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…

National Bike Register to combat bicycle theft

Posted October 19 2016 in

Crime Stoppers Australia and Data Dot Technology (ASX: DDT) have announced the creation of a FREE National Bike Register to combat the growing trend of bicycle theft across the country. A huge increase in the sale of bicycles (market growth of an average of 20% per annum) and the influx of high-end…

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…

The man who brought Crime Stoppers to Australia

Posted September 8 2016 in ,

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….

Jump in Goldfields drug reports from Dob in a Dealer campaign

Posted August 30 2016 in

Thanks to the strong response by Goldfields residents, the recent Crime Stoppers WA Dob in a Dealer drug campaign has given police considerably more intelligence leads for solving drug crime. The number of reports from Goldfields residents rose by 82% during the campaign, and still continued at a good rate a month…

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…

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…

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