Report crime, don't ignore it: police

A NEW crime-fighting program on the Coffs Coast is relying on local residents to keep police in the loop.

The Report It, Don’t Ignore It strategy encourages residents to report all crime and anti-social behaviour no matter how minor they might seem.

Coffs Harbour police and the city council have joined forces to clean up our streets.

“Sometimes people are reluctant to report issues, considering them too minor or thinking that there’s nothing police can do,” said Coffs/Clarence crime prevention officer, Senior Constable Dave Fish.

“As a result, emerging issues and hot spots may go unidentified.

“Reporting all crime to police is the only way that we can get a real picture of what’s going on in our community.”

As part of the program, police and the council are distributing fridge magnets that provide phone numbers residents can call to report a crime.

This includes the Police Assistance Line (131 444) which is for reporting crimes that are neither life-threatening nor time critical.



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