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About Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers Queensland is a registered charity and volunteer community organisation. Our purpose is to empower the community to provide information that supports the solving and prevention of crime. We have a vision of safer community, a safer Australia.

Crime Stoppers is Australia’s most trusted information receiving service for people wanting to share what they know about unsolved crimes and suspicious activity without saying who they are.

We were first established in 1989 and are a member of the Crime Stoppers Australia national collective of eight Crime Stopper organisations operating in every state and territory in Australia.

We work closely with police, media and the community to help solve, reduce and prevent crime by collecting information and passing on those details to police and other law enforcement agencies to help keep communities and families safe.

Our efforts encourage people to share what they know, especially for cross-border crimes such as illicit drug manufacture, importation and distribution, wanted fugitives and illegal firearms.

Read more about Crime Stoppers Queensland’s history here.

You can download our most recent audited financial statements: Crime Stoppers Queensland Limited – Signed Financial Statements, or view our listing on the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission website.

Our current strategic plan can be downloaded here: CSQ Strategic Plan 2021-24.

Our 2020-21 Annual Report can be downloaded here: CSQL Annual Report 2020-21.

Board of Directors

Directors of Crime Stoppers Queensland

Crime Stoppers Queensland’s Board of Directors drive the organisation’s strategic direction and manage performance of our State Office. All volunteers, our Board have a vast array of skills, training and experience that they draw from to oversee our direction.

In addition to the elected roles of Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, the Board nominated a Volunteer Liaison portfolio to ensure a close connection between the Board and our army of over 400 volunteers in 30 committees across Queensland.

Catherine Jackson Director

Catherine Jackson, Director

Catherine is an experienced senior executive, educator, strategic thinker, coach and facilitator. Catherine is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Greg Beale Director

Greg Beale OAM JP (Qual), Deputy Chair

Greg is an experienced insurance account partner and a veteran Crime Stoppers volunteer of 30 years.

Andrew Jones Director

Andrew Jones, Director

Andrew retired from the Army to become a career volunteer with Crime Stoppers and Volunteers in Policing.

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan BM, Director

Tim has been a dedicated Director of various not-for-profit organisations including Crime Stoppers, Daniel Morecombe Foundation and the Maroochydore SLSC.

Debbie Nicholson Director

Deborah Nicholson APM GAICD, Director

Debbie is a retired Detective Inspector with the Queensland Police Service and a qualified Director with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.

Kath Innes Director

AC Katherine Innes APM, Director

AC Innes leads the State Crime and Intelligence Command for the Queensland Police Service, and is the Commissioner’s representative on the Board of Directors.

Ian Stewart Director

Ian Stewart AO APM, Treasurer

Decorated former Queensland Police Commissioner, Ian Stewart is a highly experienced Director, executive and consultant. Qualified in both business and public policy, Ian’s background is in leadership and governance, with a mantra of engagement, fostering trust and mutual respect.