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Crime Stoppers Day boosts community safety

Published: 18 February 2015

Crime Stoppers Day boosts community safety
Kerry Conn (volunteer), Andrew Jones (Chairperson Logan-Beaudesert Crime Stoppers Committee), Tony Harry (volunteer) and Mitchell Bligh (volunteer).

Logan City locals were reminded this month of the role we can all play in keeping our community safe as part of Crime Stoppers Day on 16 February. Logan Beaudesert Crime Stoppers Committee hosted an information display at Arndale Shopping Centre in Springwood, highlighting ways people can easily and anonymously report knowledge of criminal activity.

In 2014, phone calls and online reports made to Crime Stoppers by members of the Logan and Beaudesert community resulted in 124 local arrests and 382 local charges by police.

Crime Stoppers Queensland Chief Executive said Queensland communities continued to embrace the anonymity of Crime Stoppers.

"As a direct result of the information being provided to Crime Stoppers Queensland, the Logan Beaudesert community - along with the rest of the state - has helped make Queensland safer."

Logan City Council supports Crime Stoppers by providing both administrative and funding support to the Logan Beaudesert Committee, as part of the Safe City Strategy and the City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan. Council staff were also on hand at the information display during Crime Stoppers Day.

Crime Stoppers Day delivers on the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan initiative to "Identify, support and build on existing community-based safety initiatives such as Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers to build the capacity of individuals and groups within the community".

Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1800 333 000, going online to www.crimestoppersqld.com.au or downloading and reporting via the Crime Stoppers Queensland mobile application.