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Dob In A Dealer Success

Dob In A Dealer Success

Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh Honoured

Crime Stoppers has honoured Warrnambool Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh for the successful development of the award winning Dob in a Dealer campaign concept.

Dob in a Dealer, first developed in Western Victoria in 2013, urges Victorians at a local level to report any information they have on illicit drug activity in their community.

The campaign was then launched nationally in 2016 with support from the Federal Government and resulted in a 95% increase in illicit drug reports.

Crime Stoppers Australia Chair, Ms Diana Forrester, said that the campaign had gone from strength to strength since its inception.

“The 2018-2019 campaign received more than 47,000 information reports from the community. “Our latest results represent a 65% increase in the number of drug-specific Information Reports received across the country” Ms Forrester said.

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Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO, Stella Smith, said that this campaign had a significant impact on communities across Victoria.

“Crime Stoppers Victoria launched 18 Local Area Campaigns which helped generate in excess of 6,600 information reports across the state over the past six months.

“While every piece of information can make a real difference, it’s important to understand that information provided to police via Crime Stoppers may achieve an immediate result or can also form part of longer-term investigations,” Ms Smith said.

“Crime Stoppers is proud to recognise the work of Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh in developing the campaign. It shows how much can be achieved for the community through the partnership between Victoria Police and Crime Stoppers.

“We want to thank each and every caller for their contribution to the community, and the Federal Government for their support.”

Inspector Paul Marshall of Victoria Police for the Warrnambool region said the campaign’s success is an honour for its community.

“The region of Warrnambool is proud to have been associated with the inception of Dob in a Dealer.

It is a credit to Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh for playing a key role in the development of the concept.”

It is great to now see the Dob in a Dealer program achieve nationwide success in recent years and over 2018/19.

We are honoured to receive recognition for being connected to the success and growth of the initiative” he said.

Crime Stoppers encourages the community to continue to come forward and report any information they have about criminal activity by calling 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppersvic.com.au.”

Key statistics for 2018-19 from the Dob In A Dealer campaign.

Receiving a total of 47,277 drug-related Information Reports across all Crime Stoppers programs during the campaign.

The delivery of 81 Local Area Campaigns in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.

Generating 2,293 drug-related Information Reports from these localised collaborations.

Achieving an aggregated average increase of 65% in Information Reports in the immediate weeks following local area campaigns.

Engaging 110 new organisations to actively support the campaign, with many being community- based, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Disability organisations.

Crime Stoppers is a highly successful program that has been operating in Australia for 30 years and exists in 25 countries worldwide, where more than 800 programs form the international network.

Crime Stoppers Australia Limited, and its national membership, is Australia’s leading not-for-profit, crime prevention and community safety organisation with the responsibility of administering the Crime Stoppers program, in partnership with police agencies, for the purposes of meeting national safety priorities.

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