CALLS to Crimestoppers have been an important tool in the fight against crime.
Det Con Russ Conlon, of Huddersfield, said that over the past 12 months there had been great success in dealing with information passed to police via the anonymous Crimestoppers number.
“Kirklees is at the top of the list in the force area for the number of arrests we have made.
“Since last April we have arrested 95 people as a result of information passed to Crimestoppers, with one in every 10 calls leading to an arrest.
“This is down to the public giving quality information which has been received and acted upon.
“One example relates to information we received about a drug dealer in the Huddersfield area.
“A search warrant was executed and drugs with a street value of £3,000 were recovered and a person was charged with supplying Class A drugs.
“As can be seen by this success Crimestoppers information is seen as a priority in Kirklees.
“It is a valuable tool for the fight against crime.
“Every piece of information is looked at and dealt with appropriately”.
Det Con Kevin Mosley, who runs the regional Crimestoppers office, was also full of praise for the public.
He said: “The public of Kirklees are still the main source of information about crime.
“We want to thank them and ask that they continue to pass information on to Crimestoppers when they observe criminal activity.”
Police are continuing to appeal for more intelligence, especially around burglary and the handling of stolen goods.
Calls to Crimestoppers are anonymous and can be made 24/7 and callers could claim a cash reward of up to £1,000.
The calls are very important to us.
Det Con Mosley added: “Every single piece of information is looked at and I feel that if the people of Kirklees are taking their time and courage to ring up and tell us about a crime then it is our duty as police officers to use our time to investigate that.
“I hope the public continue to do that.”
The free Crimestoppers number is 0800 555 111.