Tasmanians join forces to combat crime

CRIME Stoppers Tasmania has wrapped up Crime Stoppers Week (9-15 May), bringing to a close another successful campaign aimed at raising community awareness around crime prevention.

General manager Ron Franks, who is a member of Glenorchy City Council’s Safer Communities Committee, described Crime Stoppers Tasmania as “the anonymous connection between the community and police”.

“Throughout Crime Stoppers Week we received twice our normal call volume, demonstrating that Tasmanians continue to participate in removing illicit drugs from our streets and helping to abate criminal behaviour,” Mr Franks said.

“We are all aware of the impact that drugs can have on the physical health of users and the unfortunate flow-on effects in terms of associated criminal activity,” he said.

“But working together we can break that cycle and make our homes and communities safer places to live.”

Although this is the largest campaign run this year, Mr Franks said community safety didn’t end at the conclusion of Crime Stoppers Week.

“Crime Stoppers Tasmania values the relationship that it has with Glenorchy City Council and the role that we each play in keeping our state one of the greatest places in the world to live and raise a family,” he said.

“We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Glenorchy City Council and collaborating more in the future.”

The 1800 333 000 Crime Stoppers number provides members of the community with an anonymous option for providing information on suspicious or criminal activity.

Caption: From left, Crime Stoppers Tasmania general manager Ron Franks, Crime Stoppers chairperson Amanda Castray and Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine.



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