ACT Region Crime Stoppers Chair, Diana Forrester, launched the national ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign in Yass on Monday 18 February at Banjo Paterson Park with Mayor Rowena Abbey and Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie, Crime Manager for the Hume Police District.
The Federal Government-funded campaign aims to help stop Australia’s damaging supply chain of illicit drugs, including methylamphetamine (ice), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis. Yass residents are being asked to report any suspicious or criminal drug related activity to Crime Stoppers, anonymously if they prefer.
The Hume Police District Crime Manager, Det C/Insp Brendan Bernie, said local police see the impact of illicit drugs in the community on a regular basis, and together with local residents, want it to stop.
This year’s ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign will continue to be a focus until the end of March 2019, but Crime Stoppers will always accept information on drug related issues.
There was a 120% increase in drug related reports over the two weeks following the launch last October in Canberra, compared to the previous two-week period.
Crime Stoppers is the trusted link between police and the community. Anyone who sees, hears or knows about drug related activity or crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au/. You could be rewarded up to $1,000 if the information you provide leads to an arrest.