Crime Stoppers ACT launched the ACT Dob in a Dealer campaign today at the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. Designed to help stop the rise of methamphetamine (ICE) activity across Australia, Dob in a Dealer is a government funded national campaign being implemented by Crime Stoppers. It is based on the highly successful Crime Stoppers Victoria 2015 initiative, piloted in a number of regional and remote centres, which resulted in a 155% increase in community information reports concerning ICE.
“We know that drugs such as ICE are of serious concern to the community. The community is well aware of the devastating effects of ICE so we are asking all residents to help put a stop to the flow of drugs. Halting the spread of ICE requires a whole-of-community response and the Dob in a Dealer campaign is specifically aimed at stopping the manufacture and supply of drugs,” says Crime Stoppers ACT Chairman, Bryan Roach.
“We hope the local campaign will promote increased information reporting from the public. Every piece of information helps and will improve opportunities for police to target and arrest those criminals and organised crime gangs responsible for distributing ICE in and around Canberra” he explained.
Crime Stoppers representatives in every State and Territory will be working with community leaders and Police over the next few months seeking information from the public on those they suspect are involved in the manufacture, trafficking and supply of ICE and other illicit drugs.
Crime Stoppers is committed to working with ACT Policing, the media and local residents to gather anonymous information that can help keep our community safe, reduce drug supply and drug related crimes.
Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers today spoke of the misery that ICE creates and ACT Policing’s commitment to preventing the supply of illicit drugs into our community.
“If you are a manufacturer, distributor or trafficker of ICE – you are in our sights and you can expect a lot more attention from police. ICE destroys lives and it destroys families. The cost to the community is enormous” Assistant Commissioner Lammers said.