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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…

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 , ,

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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….

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 ,

Web story pics

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…

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…

Tasteful support from Grill’d customers

Posted July 28 2016 in

Kim Harrison, CEO, Crime Stoppers WA receiving the donation from staff at Grill’d, Mount Lawley

Staff at the Grill’d restaurant in Mount Lawley recently selected Crime Stoppers WA as one of the community groups to benefit from their Local Matters program. Local Matters is a community donation program at Grill’d, which gives back $500 to the local community every month from each of their restaurants. Staff select…

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