THE official launch for the new Crime Stoppers Far Northern Volunteer Area Committee (VAC) was hosted last Wednesday at Anzac Park in Mareeba.
The launch saw dozens of interested locals and prominent figures in the community coming out to commemorate the new committees founding.
Crime Stoppers gives residents the safety and security of being able to report crimes anonymously without the fear of coming forward.
The VAC supports Crime Stoppers by promoting the service and lets people know that Crime Stoppers is here.
VAC Chairperson Mladen Bosnic was extremely happy with the launch and was pleased with the turn out.
“I thought the launch went very well,” he said.
“It was well attended, we had about 40-50 people there.
“The launch was everything it was meant to be.”
Members of the community expressed interest on the day about Crime Stoppers and what they can do to help.
There are many different options open to people who may not want a seat on the committee – volunteering to help out at events is just one way you can support Crime Stoppers.
Mr Bosnic believes that the community should embrace Crime Stoppers and help support them as they are volunteers only.
Crime Stoppers is all about keeping our communities and families safe. It is a community program that allows people to provide anonymous information about criminal activity and supports the Queensland Police Service and other community agencies, in solving and preventing crime.
For more information visit www.crimestoppersqld.com.au