Daniel Morcombe
Daniel Morcombe

Crime Stoppers needs our support

AN organisation which has played a key role in the search for Daniel Morcombe - is now in need of help from the Sunshine Coast community.

CRIME Stoppers relies on fundraising efforts and volunteers to continue to operate.

Now Sunshine Coast motorists have an opportunity to donate directly to the community crime solving organisation simply by nominating QBE as their nominated Compulsory Third Party insurer.

Member for Kawana and Shadow Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie is encouraging motorists to support Sunshine Coast Crime Stoppers and make that change.

"QBE will donate $20 to Crime Stoppers Queensland for each nominated insurer upon renewal of their vehicle registration," Mr Bleijie said.

"Crime Stoppers are a valuable support agency to the Queensland Police Service and have provided endless assistance to causes such as the search for Daniel Morcombe.

"They believe that the general public can help make a difference in preventing and solving crime.

"Crime Stoppers was established in 1989 in Queensland and now operates throughout Australia, without government funding.

"Since 1989, there have been more than 611,000 calls to Crime Stoppers that have lead to over 20,000 arrests and more than 54,000 charges.

"Drugs worth more than $584 million have been seized and more than $9.6 million worth of stolen property has been recovered.

"If you have information relating to a crime which has been committed or is being planned, suspect anyone of being involved in criminal activity or have information about an address where drug production or distribution may be taking place, you should contact Crime Stoppers.

"Trained operators will receive your call and take note of the details, which are forwarded through to the relevant section of the Queensland Police Service.

"Anonymity of the caller is of paramount importance to the organisation.

"If your information leads to the arrest of the offender/s you may also may be eligible to receive reward of up to $1000.

"Crime Stoppers provides invaluable assistance to fighting crime across Queensland, and is calling on your support.

"A simple change in your nominated CTP insurer registration renewal, will financially benefit Crime Stoppers.

"Remember, the number to call is 1800 333 000," Mr Bleijie said.

Details of the Sunshine Coast Crime Stoppers can be found at www.qld.crimestoppers.com.au

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