Canberra hosted one of Australia’s leading forums on community safety – the Crime Stoppers Australia National Conference 2018.

The Conference, held on 9th and 10th of October, at the National Press Club of Australia brought together leaders from government, law enforcement agencies, academia and business to collaborate on The Community’s Role in Disrupting Crime.

The conference provided delegates with professional development and networking opportunities. Plenary sessions, speaker panel and workshops, rich in content, on the key topics of cybercrime, financial crime and family and domestic violence encouraged full delegate participation.

The conference sought to explore innovative methods for encouraging the Australian community to report information about serious and organised crime via Crime Stoppers. The aim was to examine how effective partnerships between law enforcement, government agencies, the business sector, and the media, with the community’s help through Crime Stoppers, can help disrupt crime, enhance our national security and achieve a safer Australia.

Our special guest at the conference was Mr. Greg MacAleese, the founder of Crime Stoppers. Greg’s keynote address was the highlight of the Gala Dinner held at the National Gallery of Australia on Tuesday 9th.

Diana Forrester, Chair of ACT Region Crime Stoppers, said “We were very pleased to be selected to host this year’s National Conference. ACT Region Crime Stoppers is led largely by volunteers, and it is privileged to have presented a high-calibre event, including a televised National Press Club Address by the Minister for Home Affairs.”

Ms Forrester concluded by saying that “ACT Region Crime Stoppers would particularly like to thank our partners and sponsors for their generous support in helping us host this event including: ACT Policing – Principal Partner, Microsoft Australia – Primary Partner, Icon Water – Dinner Sponsor, and Bendigo Bank – Sponsor”.

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