Get Off Facebook and Help Us, NT Police Tell Alice Springs Residents

Get off Facebook and help us: that is the message from NT Police to people complaining about crime. Frustrated NT Police have urged Alice Springs residents to stop complaining about crime on social media and help them by reporting incidents using traditional methods.

During a recent spike in youth crime, Alice Springs residents posted on social media about things they had observed rather than notify police, Acting Assistant NT Police Commissioner Kate Vanderlaan said.

She said participation in the Alice Springs Neighbourhood Watch program had waned in recent years, but said police were recruiting new members.

Vanderlaan said: “Be part of the community rather than be negative towards things that are going on.”

Read the full story on ABC News.



Source: www.abc.net.au


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