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Major partnership between Crime Stoppers SA and Police Credit Union supports better communities

Posted on 12/07/2017

A safer South Australia is expected to be achieved thanks to a major funding partnership announced between Crime Stoppers South Australia and Police Credit Union.

Crime Stoppers SA Chair, Ms Sharon Hanlon, said the 3-year agreement would provide much-needed funding to conduct a range of crime-fighting, awareness and prevention campaigns across the metropolitan and regional areas.

“As an independent charity, Crime Stoppers relies on support from governments, businesses and individuals to achieve our remarkable results. This funding allows us to offer rewards, conduct annual crime prevention campaigns, and help collect information that solves outstanding crimes – and we are extremely excited to join forces with Police Credit Union,” Ms Hanlon said.

“There are countless examples of where one call, one report, or one piece of information has made a huge difference. Our results are among the nation’s best, with one apprehension made for every seven actions taken, and an average of 25 crimes solved each and every week as a direct result of information provided to Crime Stoppers,” she said.

“Crime Stoppers only aligns with like-minded organisations that share our values underpinned by trust and integrity, and we are pleased to welcome Police Credit Union. We continue to appreciate our other long-term partnerships with SA Police and Channel 9 as our major media partner, and we remain very grateful for the enormous amount of support that the program has, and continues to, receive.”

Police Credit Union Chairman, Mr Alex Zimmermann, said this exciting major partnership announcement strengthens the organisation’s connection within the South Australian community, and reinforces its long-held heritage with SA Police.

“Supporting the South Australian community is nothing new to our organisation. Over the last 10 years, Police Credit Union has invested more than $3.22 million in fulfilling our corporate social responsibility objectives, We are extremely proud of our important SA Police heritage since our formation in 1970, which has enabled our member-based organisation to offer highly competitive and innovative banking services to all South Australians. The close connection that Crime Stoppers has with SA Police allows us to extend that support by helping to engage the community and encouraging people to provide information that solves – and can at times prevent – crimes,” Mr Zimmermann said.

“We want to play a part in supporting better communities by actively contributing to the educational and important safety messages delivered through Crime Stoppers,” he said.

More about Crime Stoppers SA can be found at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

More about Police Credit Union can be found at www.policecu.com.au

Police Credit Union

Formed in 1970, Police Credit Union is proudly South Australian based and headquartered. Today it boasts assets exceeding $950 million and delivers better banking services to over 40000 customers.  Supporting better communities represents an intrinsic pillar of the organisation’s corporate strategy.  Its strong sense of corporate social responsibility spans initiatives both large and small, including, a long-standing partnership with the Police Association of South Australia, a foundation sponsor of SA Police Ride Like Crazy and a 21-year commitment in bringing the Credit Union Christmas Pageant to the streets of Adelaide, representing but a few examples of the organisation’s community investment. Police Credit Union has helped thousands of South Australians achieve their financial goals and dreams with competitive and high value Better Banking products and services. The multi award-winning, values-driven, Member-owned organisation boasts a market leading customer satisfaction rating of 92%, 24-7 Internet, Mobile and Phone banking and branches across SA and NT.

About Crime Stoppers SA

Crime Stoppers began in South Australia in 1996 and since then has played a critical role in encouraging people to come forward with information that helps to solve crimes, and educate on topics such as property and personal safety, vehicle theft, and cyber safety.

The program encourages people to be alert and engaged participants in their community and provides a secure way for information about illegal activity and unsolved crimes to be reported to police through a toll-free hotline and a website that guarantees anonymity with the option of a reward. Crime Stoppers SA works with police, the media and the public to solve, reduce and prevent crime.

Pictured is (L-R) Mr Phil Vincent, (Deputy Chair Crime Stoppers SA), Mr Costa Anastasiou (CEO PCU), Commissioner Grant Stevens (SAPOL), Ms Sharon Hanlon (Chair of Crime Stoppers SA), and Mr Alex Zimmermann (Chairman of PCU).

Photo credit: Mark Brake Photography




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