Crime Stoppers Philosophy

The Crime Stoppers Unit is a specialist section of the New South Wales Police service. Crime Stoppers operates as an independent registered company (Crime Stoppers Limited) and is managed by a Board of Directors comprises of private industry representatives and nominated Police Force representatives.

Crime Stoppers aims to implement and reinforce the concept of community-based policing, a concept which was instituted and promoted by Mr John Avery, the former NSW Police Commissioner.

In January 1989 NSW Crime Stoppers began operation.

The primary objective of Crime Stoppers is to encourage members of the community to provide information to Police, through the Crime Stoppers Unit, so that offenders cam be arrested. Callers can remain anonymous if they do not wish to become personally involved.

Rarely does a crime occur where someone in the community does not have any information to provide.

Crime Stoppers aims to promote a community-minded philosophy by encouraging people to socially responsible. Quality of life can be greatly improved if people report and information which may assist Police to reduce the level and incidence of crime.

Cash payments of up to $1,000 are paid for information that leads to an arrest.

Crime Stoppers relies entirely on corporate and community support to enable payments to be made and promotions to be carried out.

The `Put the Finger on Crime’ motto actively encourages the support.

Your help and support will enable Crime Stoppers to gain greater community awareness, and the success achieved so far will continue as a result of continuing support and sponsorship.

Crime stoppers can be contacted by free call in Australia, 1800 333 000, 1800 025122, or (02) 93846467 and via email at https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/contact_us

Contact Crime Stoppers NSW

Telephone: 1800 333 000

Internet Inquiries www.police.nsw.gov.au

Report Information Anonymously Online HERE

Facsimile: 02 4353 4948

Write: PO Box 3427, TUGGERAH NSW 2259

 

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