Community campaign to encourage crime reporting

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Moyle Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in partnership with Crimestoppers have recently launched a campaign called ‘dogs on the street’ which aims to encourage people to report crime by calling PSNI or Crime Stoppers with any crime information, however small, as it may be the missing piece that is needed to solve a crime.

Speaking about the campaign Moyle PCSP Chairperson Cllr Margaret Anne McKillop commented: “This campaign plays on the idea that even the dogs on the street know who is involved in criminal activity and is a statement we all often hear in local communities.

“The message the PCSP is promoting is that we all have a responsibility to keep our communities safe therefore it is imperative that you report any information which could keep our neighbourhoods and communities even safer”

Susan Brew from Crimestoppers outlined their role “Crimestoppers is an independent charity that can help the PSNI find criminals and solve crimes, but it does not form part of the PSNI.

Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to give their name or any other personal information and calls cannot be traced. 

They will not need to appear in court or give a statement to police, so no one will ever know that you made the call”

Chief Inspector Brenda Cairns said: “The priority for police is to keep people safe and we do this best when working with communities.

“That means people engaging with police or Crimestoppers. Your observation or piece of information may be the missing piece of the jigsaw.

“Your information may hold the key to police bringing an offender before the courts.

“Police would rather hear from you on something that turns out to be nothing untoward than to not hear from you at all.”

You will see the campaign throughout November 2014 to January 2015 in the Moyle locality on Bus shelter, washrooms and leaflets distributed to community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses through the district.

If residents have any information with regards crime in the area you can contact PSNI on 101 or call Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555 111.