CRIME STOPPERS AUSTRALIA LTD (CSA) ESTABLISHED
Crime Stoppers Australia established as an independent not-for-profit registered charity, representing the collective eight state and territory programs in Australia.
The Board of Directors is made up of representatives from volunteer Boards for each jurisdiction and a Senior Executive representing the Australian Police Commissioners.
ACT REGION CRIME STOPPERS ESTABLISHED
ACT Region Crime Stoppers established as a volunteer based, not-for-profit program and registered charity delivering Crime Stoppers programs to the ACT and surrounding NSW regions (Queanbeyan and Yass).
ACT Region Crime Stoppers joined forces with ACT Policing and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry to reduce the risk of crime against businesses in the region.
SAY SOMETHING DAY
This national campaign encouraged members of the public to report information about the illegal manufacture and dealing of illicit substances, especially clandestine “backyard” drug laboratories. As a result, ACT Policing seized $10,000 worth of illicit drugs and a number of packages thought to contain ICE, and made two arrests.
BRYAN ROACH ELECTED CHAIR OF CRIME STOPPERS AUSTRALIA
ACT Region Chair Bryan Roach is appointed Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia.
TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS CRIME AWARENESS PROGRAM
ACT Region Crime Stoppers worked with universities across Canberra to reach tertiary students and encourage them to understand the importance of reporting crime related information and take responsibility in their local community.
BRYAN ROACH APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF CRIME STOPPERS INTERNATIONAL
ACT Region Chair Bryan Roach is appointed President of Crime Stoppers International. He was the first Australian to hold this role.
ILLICIT DRUGS CAMPAIGN
ACT Region Crime Stoppers and ACT Policing launched a campaign to seek information about illicit drugs activity in the region.
SCHOOLS CRIME AWARENESS PROGRAM
This crime awareness program directed to Canberra’s youth was to increase understanding of the role the public can play in keeping the community safe. Students in years 7-10 were encouraged to design a new poster for ACT Region Crime Stoppers. The winning artwork was displayed on the ACTION buses network.
LOCAL SUBURBS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
ACT Region Crime Stoppers partnered with Neighbourhood Watch ACT to raise awareness among local suburban retailers, their staff and the surrounding community of the importance and role of Crime Stoppers during Crime Stoppers Week 2016. The success of this campaign won an international award.
DIANA FORRESTER ELECTED CHAIR OF ACT REGION CRIME STOPPERS
Diana Forrester becomes Chair of ACT Region Crime Stoppers.
FIRST NATIONAL FIREARMS AMNESTY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
Crime Stoppers Australia implemented a National Illicit Firearms Campaign funded by the Attorney General’s Department to support a three-month National Firearms Amnesty. The grass roots community focus engaged more than 255,000 people through 79 community events delivered across the country and reached almost 1.4 million people via social media. Activities across the ACT and region supported this effort.
ACT HOSTS CRIME STOPPERS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ACT Region Crime Stoppers hosted the Crime Stoppers Australia National Conference at the National Press Club, bringing together leaders from government, law enforcement agencies, academia, and business to discuss the community’s role in disrupting crime.
DOB IN A DEALER CAMPAIGN
This national initiative asked for information about the manufacture, dealing and trafficking of all illicit drug types in the community. To support the campaign, ACT Region Crime Stoppers partnered with ACT Policing, NSW Police, Yass Valley Council and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council to hold public displays in Gungahlin and Tuggeranong and media activations in Yass and in Queanbeyan.
IMPACT REPORT RELEASED
An independently commissioned Impact Report, released on Crime Stoppers Day, estimated the economic value of Crime Stoppers to Australia as $170m, with an additional $66m in added value from drugs being seized, property returned, and crimes being prevented. Every dollar invested in Crime Stoppers delivers an outstanding $11.15 in return value.
ACT REGION CRIME STOPPERS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
A new website was launched to make it easier and faster for the public to report anonymous information to ACT Region Crime Stoppers. This mobile responsive website immediately resulted in increased and better quality information from the public.
CRIME STOPPERS ACHIEVES ONE CONTACT EVERY TWO MINUTES RESULTING IN 100 APPREHENSIONS EVERY WEEK
A total of 313,655 contacts were received in 2019 about criminals and illegal activity, leading to 155,240 information reports for follow-up action by police, resulting in 5,215 apprehensions and 18,686 charges.
eSAFETY CHILD PROTECTION CAMPAIGN
Crime Stoppers joined forces with the eSafety Commissioner to rollout a national Child Protection campaign, to help combat child sexual abuse and unwanted contact online.
CRIME STOPPERS DAY 2020 – TRUST YOUR GUT
An independent national survey commissioned by Crime Stoppers Australia revealed 1 in 5 Australians turn a blind eye to crime. Based on the research, Crime Stoppers Day 2020 focused on encouraging people to speak up about unsolved crime or suspicious activity.
ONLINE REPORTING BECOMES SAFER
Reporting information online to ACT Region Crime Stoppers became even safer with the introduction of TOR, an online protection software first developed by the US Navy.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ACT POLICING
ACT Region Crime Stoppers strengthened its 22-year relationship with ACT Policing by signing a new memorandum of understanding to govern and more closely guide the protocols of how the two organisations work together.
PERMANENT NATIONAL FIREARMS AMNESTY LAUNCHED
Crime Stoppers Australia partnered with the Australian Government to launch a permanent national firearms amnesty to help reduce the number of unwanted, unregistered, or illicit firearms in the community. Phase-1 of the campaign was about promoting the amnesty and what it included to the community.
PHASE 2 OF FIREARMS AMNESTY CAMPAIGN BEGINS
Phase 2 of the campaign began and urges the public to report to the police or Crime Stoppers when they know or suspect someone has an illegal or unregistered firearm. Community events were held across the region that enabled conversation and education about the amnesty.