Campbelltown is one of 14 locations across NSW which will take part in this year’s Dob in a Dealer campaign.
Being launched today, the campaign is aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs such as methylamphetamine (ice), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.
Dob in a Dealer will be activated on February 6 in the Campbelltown City Police Area Command and Fairfield City Police Area Command on February 14.
Police and Crime Stoppers will conduct intensive community engagement activities to highlight the important role members of the public play in helping police shut down drug manufacturing syndicates and arrest drug suppliers.
Local residents will be urged to contact Crime Stoppers to report drug dealing activities with all information treated in the strictest of confidence.
Dob in a Dealer will target criminals who are manufacturing and supplying illicit drugs, and even one phone call to Crime Stoppers can have an enormous impact.
Crime Stoppers NSW CEO, Peter Price AM, said responding to drug-related offences not only costs millions of dollars in healthcare and law enforcement, but tragically and unnecessarily it costs human lives.
“Someone’s son or daughter is likely to die today because of a drug dealer selling their poison for profit,” Mr Price said.
“We know from history that public support helps police intervene in criminal activity and disrupt organised crime gangs who are responsible for the manufacture and supply of these drugs.
“When this campaign was first launched in 2016, reports to Crime Stoppers about drug related activity increased by 126 per cent.
“We don’t want to know who you are, we just want to know what you know. We’re asking you to be a mate and look out for the welfare of family, friends and colleagues by reporting to Crime Stoppers.
“Anything you have seen or heard that could relate to the import, manufacture or supply of illicit drugs and help police bring those responsible to justice,” Mr Price said.
If you think you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 for a confidential conversation, or report securely online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.