Impressive rise comes as Crimestoppers local volunteer committee appoints new Chair
Communities in Lincolnshire are increasingly using the charity Crimestoppers, with a 48% rise in people passing on crime information from the county in the last five years.
The independent charity receives information on a wide range of crimes from domestic abuse to rural crime and guarantees 100% anonymity.
In November, Mike Johnson was appointed as the chair of Lincolnshire’s Volunteer Committee. Local committees help build, develop and deliver on the work of the national charity.
Lydia Patsalides, Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager for the East Midlands, said:
“We are pleased that we have received an increase in crime information of almost 50 per cent from communities across Lincolnshire. Our charity is here for anybody who wishes to do the right thing but remain 100% anonymous. We have kept our anonymity guarantee since we started 33 years ago.
“Our Volunteer Committee plays a vital role in supporting local events, facilitating fundraising activities and backing local awareness campaigns and it provides insights and knowledge on behalf of local communities. Each committee member generously gives freely of their time and skills to make a difference in their local area.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Chairman Mike Johnson on board. With an education sector background, Mike was previously Chair for Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum. He has experience in implementing and delivering strategic projects, working alongside the Police and other stakeholders. By having Mike on board, we now want to take Lincolnshire’s committee from strength to strength and share the message of Crimestoppers right across the County as well as continuing to increase the number of anonymous reports made to Crimestoppers by Lincolnshire residents.”
Speaking about his new role as volunteer Chair in the county, Mike Johnson said:
“I’m delighted to be joining Crimestoppers and helping build on their recent rise in information about crime in the county. My first priorities as Chair will be to recruit Area Co-ordinators for the seven districts of Lincolnshire, increase awareness of Crimestoppers and the work of the committee across the county, whilst building up a new network of Charity Ambassadors who will support the work of Crimestoppers.”
If you are interested in volunteering for Crimestoppers, we have a range of vacancies listed on the Crimestoppers website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
To pass on crime information completely anonymously to the Crimestoppers UK Contact Centre, call freephone 0800 555 111, 24/7 or visit the charity’s website Crimestoppers-uk.org and fill out a simple and secure anonymous online form.