Community safety organisation Crime Stoppers will begin two new projects thanks to additional funding provided by the Andrews Labor Government.
Under a $22,300 funding injection, Crime Stoppers will:
- design a campaign about personal safety awareness on public transport
- update their website to better support people wanting to report family violence
Police Minister Wade Noonan made the announcement at Crime Stoppers Victoria annual Supporters and Sponsors function.
The event saw Crime Stoppers Victoria’s Perpetual Mersina Halvagis Award presented to 3AW reporter Darren James for his support of over 20 years, including a weekly on-air crime update.
The Mick Miller Award was presented to Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh for his Dob in a Dealer initiative, which encourages community members to confidentially provide information on drug dealers in their area.
The new projects come as the number of arrests through Crime Stoppers last financial year hit 1455 – up from 1280 in 2013-2014.
Crime Stoppers was founded in Victoria in 1987 so members of the public are able to report crime anonymously and safely.
People who see a crime as it is happening should still call 000.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Wade Noonan
“Crime prevention is a responsibility for all of us, and Crime Stoppers has helped many Victorians do their bit to keep the community safe.”
“This government is proud to be providing additional funding for Crime Stoppers Victoria to educate Victorians on crime prevention.”
“I would like to congratulate Darren James and Sen-Sgt Shane Keogh for their outstanding contribution to making the community safer.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020