Crime Stoppers National Illegal Firearms Campaign
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
18 February 2022
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe, and we welcome the new Crime Stoppers Tasmania campaign to reduce the number of illegal firearms in the community.
Launched today, the campaign encourages Tasmanians to share what they know about illegal guns and to safely surrender any they may have without penalty.
Crime Stoppers is partnering with Tasmania Police to deliver the campaign, which will see community engagement events across the State to raise awareness.
We know that firearms are deadly, and can cause serious harm to Tasmanians, which is why I’m urging anyone with an illegal firearm to come forward and surrender it to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their community safe.
To share information about an unregistered or illegal gun, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go online at www.crimestoppers.com.au/illegalguns
The Tasmanian Government has been rebuilding police numbers since coming to Government, by recruiting 308 additional police officers – a 30 per cent increase to ensure that Tasmanians continue to remain safe.