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Your Communities, Your Call

It is up to you to report a crime in order to keep our communities safe, just make the call.

“Everyone in the community plays a role in keeping our communities safe and making them an inviting place to live and stay,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Our local Police do a tremendous job keeping our communities safe but it is up to us, as residents, to trust your instinct and report any crime or suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers or local Police.” 

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic more residents have been at home more, so this is the time to keep an out for something that doesn’t sit right and speak up, said Cr Doolan. 

An independent national survey commissioned by Crime Stoppers Australia has revealed as many as 1 in 5 Australians choose to turn a blind eye to unsolved crime and suspicious activity rather than speaking out. “This trend is what we are wanting to put a stop to. If you can tell your friends and family about a crime or suspicious activity then you can report it to authorities,” said Cr Doolan. 

Warrumbungle Shire Council, the local police and Crime Stoppers want to empower people and remind them to report information for every crime at any time, as every little bit of information can make a difference and create a safer community for everyone.

“Local Police have shown statistics that showed Warrumbungle Shire’s crime figures are much better than surrounding Shires. The local Police say that the community can put a stop to crime just as much as police do if communities report it,” said Cr Doolan. 

“Council would like your help with reporting local crime. Our communities are important to us and we all want our children, families and friends to feel safe in their own homes and communities,” concluded Cr Doolan. 

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 1800 333 000. When reporting crime with Crime Stoppers no personal details will be recorded and reports can be made online. For more information visit www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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Last Updated: 16 Oct 2020