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Crime Stoppers Partners with Police Credit Union

An agreement between Crime Stoppers SA and the Police Credit Union will deliver much needed funding to better support the safety of the state’s metropolitan and regional areas.

As an independent charity, Crime Stoppers relies on support from governments, businesses and individuals to achieve its results, with the extra funding allowing the organisation to offer a variety of extra services.

Crime Stoppers SA Chair, Ms Sharon Hanlon, said the 3-year agreement would provide much-needed funding to conduct a range of crime-fighting, awareness and prevention campaigns across the metropolitan and regional areas.

“As an independent charity, Crime Stoppers relies on support from governments, businesses and individuals to achieve our remarkable results.

"This funding allows us to offer rewards, conduct annual crime prevention campaigns, and help collect information that solves outstanding crimes – and we are extremely excited to join forces with Police Credit Union,” Ms Hanlon said.

“There are countless examples of where one call, one report, or one piece of information has made a huge difference.

"Our results are among the nation’s best, with one apprehension made for every seven actions taken, and an average of 25 crimes solved each and every week as a direct result of information provided to Crime Stoppers,” she said.

Police Credit Union Chairman, Mr Alex Zimmermann, said this exciting major partnership announcement strengthens the organisation’s connection within the South Australian community, and reinforces its long-held heritage with SA Police.

“Supporting the South Australian community is nothing new to our organisation.

"Over the last 10 years, Police Credit Union has invested more than $3.22 million in fulfilling our corporate social responsibility objectives, we are extremely proud of our important SA Police heritage since our formation in 1970, which has enabled our member-based organisation to offer highly competitive and innovative banking services to all South Australians.

"The close connection that Crime Stoppers has with SA Police allows us to extend that support by helping to engage the community and encouraging people to provide information that solves – and can at times prevent – crimes.

“We want to play a part in supporting better communities by actively contributing to the educational and important safety messages delivered through Crime Stoppers,” he said.

Image Source - Mark Brake Photography - (L-R) Mr Phil Vincent, (Deputy Chair Crime Stoppers SA), Mr Costa Anastasiou (CEO PCU), Commissioner Grant Stevens (SAPOL), Ms Sharon Hanlon (Chair of Crime Stoppers SA), and Mr Alex Zimmerman (Chairman of PCU).

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