Anonymous reporting still possible despite closure of Crime Stoppers call centre

KEEP AN EYE OUT: Reports can still be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers despite the closure of its independent contact centre.
KEEP AN EYE OUT: Reports can still be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers despite the closure of its independent contact centre.

The Beaudesert Police Service has assured the community that the restructuring of Crime Stoppers Queensland will not impact in any way on law enforcement in the Scenic Rim.

Sergeant Steve Ordynski said there would be no operational change for local police as a result of the decision to close the independent contact centre at the state office after nearly four years due to its financial viability.

"It will be business as usual," he said.

Sergeant Ordynski said local stations would not be burdened by an influx of calls.

He said Crime Stoppers was a valuable policing resource and he encouraged community members to continue to report crime and suspicious activity.

He said the phone number had not changed and information could still be provided via the organisation's website.

Crime Stoppers chief executive Trevor O'Hara said the contact centre's operations would be transitioned back to the Queensland Police Service, with those calls to be answered from a central location in Brisbane.

"The community will not notice any change," he said.

"The calls will still be answered and crime can still be reported via the website and app."

Crime Stoppers Chair Andy Henderson said those involved with the organisation considered themselves privileged to have been working with and serving the people of Queensland for 29 years as a community program in partnership with the media, police and the public.

"Over 550 volunteers work tirelessly across the state to support local communities on our 32 volunteer area committees," he said.

"Those volunteers are strongly supported by highly committed police representatives on the committees.

"It is business as usual for our volunteers across the state on these committees."

Mr O'Hara said the volunteers would continue to promote Crime Stoppers within the community, raise funds, educate and encourage people to share information anonymously with Crime Stoppers.

Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1800 333 000, going online to crimestoppersqld.com.au or downloading and reporting via the Crime Stoppers Queensland mobile app.

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