Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan today joined Crime Stoppers Australia to launch a national Dob in a Dealer campaign.
Crime Stoppers’ Dob in a Dealer campaign calls on communities to come together in the fight against ice.
All law enforcement agencies are collaborating in ice detection but Dob in a Dealer is a community engagement campaign focused on gathering local intelligence and engaging every Australian in contributing to making their communities safer places. Crime Stoppers provides the community with a safe and secure avenue to pass on information confidentially.
The Dob in a Dealer campaign has received Federal funding of $1 million in order to take the campaign across the country. Crime Stoppers will be visiting local communities asking residents to be active participants in reporting those that are involved in the manufacture and supply of ice and other illicit drugs.
“We are asking people to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers, or to report online if they have information about people manufacturing or distributing ICE in their community” said Bryan Roach, Crime Stoppers Australia Chair. “Dob in a Dealer is a campaign for the community by the community. When it comes to ice, Australian’s have had enough. Our aim is to make everyone aware that to deal with the ice problem affecting our families and friends, that they must help. We want everyone to know that if they have any information on those who are manufacturing and supplying ice in our communities to Dob in a Dealer by contacting Crime Stoppers.”
Crimes relating to methamphetamine or ICE continue to be a concern for police as there remains a strong correlation between those who commit drug offences and those committing other crimes.
Community information is vital to help stemming the flow of ice across the country and the Dob in a Dealer campaign is one of the initiatives backed by the Federal Government in a multi-pronged approach to addressing methylamphetamine manufacture and use.
The national rollout of the campaign comes on the back of strong results from the Victorian based campaign which saw communities playing an important role in providing information anonymously to Crime Stoppers and ice reports increase by over 150%.
Crime Stoppers is aware that some people reporting may have an existing addiction to drugs or may be family members of someone suffering an addiction. Crime Stoppers will refer those who require assistance to local health care agencies where they can discuss treatment options.
If you have information about someone who is manufacturing or dealing in ice call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
If you know something, say something!
Report information confidentially online at www.crimestoppers.com.au
or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.