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Illegal firearms campaign success

Posted July 21 2022 in ,

Across WA and around Australia, our illegal firearms campaign increased awareness, education and action towards ‘no illegal guns’. In WA, over 2,000 firearms have been surrendered or seized by police and over 51,500 rounds of ammunition.  In Australia over 15,000 firearms have been handed in or seized. That represents a significant reduction…

COVID-19 grant fraud

Posted July 14 2022 in

We’re pleased to partner with the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) who are using the Crime Stoppers WA anonymous reporting platform to directly receive information relating to COVID-19 grant fraud. The SBDC recognises the importance of providing anonymity to people who want to safely share information about organisations who may have fraudently…

Employees don’t trust internal whistleblower reporting platforms – FIFO report

Posted July 5 2022 in ,

A WA parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in the FIFO mining industry has called on companies to use anonymous reporting platforms – such as Crime Stoppers WA’s “Safe2Say” – to remove barriers that deter some workers from making complaints. The recently released report – “Enough is Enough: Sexual harassment against women in…

Say something before it’s too late

Posted March 10 2022 in ,

WA residents are being urged to “say something before it’s too late” in a campaign aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets. In Mandurah today (Wednesday, 9 March 2022), Crime Stoppers WA and WA Police kicked off phase 2 of a six-month national illegal firearms campaign which is aimed at removing…

Pub purchase handed in

Posted December 8 2021 in

When you realise you’d rather not be caught with two unregistered handguns that you bought from random strangers in a country pub back in the 80s— what do you do? YOU HAND THEM IN! Just one example of how people have been taking advantage of the permanent National Firearms Amnesty. A man…

Bikelinc wins International Award

Posted November 29 2021 in

Crime Stoppers WA has won a 2021 Crime Stoppers International – Specialised Program Award for Bikelinc and its role in reducing bike theft. Bikelinc is a community solution to a community problem.  This free platform connects you and your bike to police and your community, allowing stolen bikes to be returned to their…

Crime Stoppers WA CEO appointed Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia

Posted November 29 2021 in ,

Crime Stoppers Australia Board member Dr Vince Hughes is the new Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia, following the not-for-profit’s Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 25th November 2021. Dr Hughes takes over from Ms Diana Forrester, who made history as the first woman in the national leadership role when she was appointed…

$1 million reward to help find Cleo Smith

Posted October 27 2021 in

The Government of Western Australia is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information which leads to the location of four-year-old Cleo Grace Smith. On Friday October 15, Cleo and her family travelled to the Blowholes Campground, on the State’s Gascoyne coast, where they camped overnight. The following morning, Cleo…

‘If Only’ You’re Able To Stop A Tragedy

Posted September 23 2021 in

Cynda Miles’ sister breaks her silence over the Osmington shootings to make an impassioned plea on firearm safety. We know that mental health issues affect many Western Australian families.  The combination of these health problems and access to firearms is not a good mix, as demonstrated in this story. ‘If Only’ You’re…

Crime Stoppers urges locals to hand in unwanted or unregistered firearms

Posted August 19 2021 in

To help reduce the number of unwanted, unregistered, or illicit firearms in the community, Crime Stoppers WA is urging people living in Western Australia to take advantage of a national amnesty and surrender firearms and parts without fear of penalty. To help spread the word, Crime Stoppers WA is partnering with WA…

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