Constables Cara Danello and Alex Budrodeen with the newly fitted CrimeStoppers number plate holders. Photo Michelle Gately / Morning Bulletin
Constables Cara Danello and Alex Budrodeen with the newly fitted CrimeStoppers number plate holders. Photo Michelle Gately / Morning Bulletin Michelle Gately

Police like tip-off and Crime Stoppers plate brackets help

YOU can never underestimate the value of a good tip-off, according to Rockhampton police Acting Inspector Mel Adams.

Act Insp Adams was speaking yesterday at the launch of a new initiative where Rockhampton Regional Council and police cars were fitted with Crime Stoppers number plate holders.

Since January 1, Crime Stoppers has logged more than 200 tip-offs relating to Rockhampton city.

Crime Stoppers also recorded more than 470 calls relating to the whole Capricornia policing district, which includes Yeppoon and Gladstone.

Act Insp Adams said the information received through Crime Stoppers was wide-ranging, but every piece helped the police build a picture of the Rockhampton community.

And there's proof that the tip-offs can be valuable.

Act Insp Adams said a 2013 CIB drug-trafficking operation, which led to 55 people being arrested on more than 400 charges, benefited from Crime Stoppers information.

"A significant amount of the information involved in that operation was derived from Crime Stoppers," she said.