The team from Crime Stoppers joined Hawkesbury Police Area Command at the Hawkesbury Show to get the message out about their efforts tackling rural crime and how the community can help.
Crime Stoppers is run by a volunteer board, and its main function is working with the media to bring awareness to communities that the police are on their side.
“A fear for people living in a small town is that if I call the cops they might recognise my voice,” said Rob Forsyth, Director of NSW Crime Stoppers.
He said when calling Crime Stoppers, callers could remain anonymous.
Hawkesbury Police Area Commander, Superintendent Jim Stewart, said rural crime was “a huge thing in the Hawkesbury area”.
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