Creating a safer Aotearoa Crime Stoppers wants to give Kiwi families the confidence to anonymously report crime in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Starting today (Monday 24th of October), a national campaign aimed at supporting whānau and tamariki in developing safer communities will be rolled out. The focus is on family awareness and safely sharing what you know, not who you are.
Crime Stoppers CEO Hadyn Smith says that developing a community haven where whānau and tamariki have safer streets is vital.
"Family, whānau and tamariki usually get left behind when crime visits and are usually too scared to get involved in speaking up about what they know is wrong. Crime Stoppers is a safe, anonymous and independent reporting alternative that allows all New Zealanders to speak up in a safe and timely fashion.”
“Its also an opportunity for us to emphasis that we are not the Police, that we are truly independent and that any report to us is 100% anonymous. One call about a ram raid, a robbery or even who was involved could perhaps remove someone from a life of crime or whānau from the misery of being stuck in a bad place. Communities exist because of the good they can support and this is an option, contacting Crime Stoppers that is too important to miss.”
The campaign isn’t just about reporting knowledge of crime - it's about building the awareness of how Crime Stoppers can help. The Crime Stoppers creating a safer Aotearoa campaign will launch across a range of social and digital channels.
Crime Stoppers is not the Police or authorities. If you know something isn’t right, you can help by making an anonymous report – any time, any day, anywhere.
Report online - www.crimestoppers-nz.org
Report by phone – 0800 555 111
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