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Cairns Crime Stoppers Roll Out with New Crime Fighting Vehicle

Have you seen our new Crime Stoppers vehicle cruising through the Cairns community?

08.12.2021 News

Cairns Crime Stoppers volunteers are hitting the road in their new colourful vehicle, in a move to help raise awareness of our anonymous reporting service.

Our dedicated volunteers are spreading the word about the program that assists local police in solving crime, while offering residents a free cup of coffee.

Sponsored by multiple businesses, community organisations and government agencies, the launch of the brand new Mitsubishi Triton comes as new figures reveal the latest results achieved by Crime Stoppers in Cairns, including arrests and charges.

In the first half of 2021, Crime Stoppers has assisted Far Northern Queensland police to make 24 arrests and lay 339 charges and seize $33,200 in proceeds of crime.

The data released is a positive reminder to residents of the value in sharing what they know without having to identify who they are.

Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO Carmen Jenkinson said the new vehicle was an excellent example of the organisation’s commitment to educating the community about helping to reduce crime and keep people safe.

“Unveiling our new Crime Stoppers vehicle is a step forward in our efforts to encourage more crime reporting to solve and prevent serious crimes from occurring in and around Cairns,” she said.

“Stop by, enjoy a hot cup of barista coffee and find out how easy it is to report suspicious activity while remaining anonymous.

“Crime Stoppers Cairns is very grateful to all of our sponsors for this generous sponsorship and for the ongoing support from our local community.”