22 September 2014
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is supporting South Yorkshire Police in launching a campaign to tackle drug dealing and handling stolen goods in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire
'Not on my street'
The high impact campaign will reach out to residents in areas of Rotherham through Facebook, the radio and distributed leaflets. It aims to encourage members of the public to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to pass on any information they may have regarding people involved in drug dealing or handling stolen goods.
Crimestoppers' intention is to ensure people who want to give information, but don't want to go to the police, have a means to do so anonymously. By calling Crimestoppers, or using the charity's Anonymous Online Form, you will remain completely anonymous. We are not the police, we do not record calls, or take personal details and you will not have to give a statement or go to court.
Crimestoppers Regional Manager Gemma Wilson said: “Crimestoppers is determined to help keep communities safe and provide a voice to those people who want to fight back against crime by giving them an alternative method of reporting that information. In the 26 years the charity has been providing this service, we have never broken anyone’s anonymity”.
Warning to criminals
The campaign will also serve as a warning to those in the community who are involved in drug dealing and handling stolen goods that the enforcement agencies are aware of the issues and are working hard to tackle the problem and bring those individuals to justice.
South Yorkshire Police Divisional Commander Jason Harwin said: “It is essential the police receive information from local communities to help us fight crime and protect those that are vulnerable. Crimestoppers provides an excellent means for individuals to provide information anonymously that ultimately will help keep their community safe. I urge those that do have information around those that are committing crime to contact Crimestoppers. One call can make a big difference”.
Tell us what you know, not who you are
To give information about a crime, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or use our Anonymous Online Form. We guarantee anonymity and have done so for over 26 years.