Crime Stoppers Victoria Podcast Series  

The Crime Stoppers Victoria podcast explores themes of crime and community safety. We speak with subject matter experts to share how we as a community can work together to make a safer Victoria.  

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Series List

Synopsis:

SafetyVision was originally produced as a 15-minute weekly program, exclusive to Vision Australia Radio.
This series is designed to keep people living with blindness or low vision safe in the community. 

 

Episodes:

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight Pt 1 | Eight Pt 2 | Nine | Ten


Featured Experts:

Christina Kennedy, the Community Portfolio Manager - Disability at Victoria Police

Synopsis:

Let’s Talk Scams is a podcast by Crime Stoppers Victoria, Victoria Police and Bank Vic.

With valuable safety tips and insights from experts, we break down what you need to know about online scams, and how to protect yourself and your family from cyber criminals.   

 

Episodes:

One | Podcast Preview

 

Featured Experts:  

Detective Superintendent Jane Welsh of Victoria Police’s Cybercrime Division and BankVic Chief Information Officer Scott Wall.

Synopsis:

In this five-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the issue of elder abuse.

 
Episodes:

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Trailer

 

Featured Experts:

Melanie Joosten from Seniors Rights Victoria; Senior Sergeant Alasdair Gall and Detective Senior Sergeant Matthew Russell;
Dr. John Chesterman, Acting Public Advocate of the Office of the Public Advocate; and Kathy Wilson of the Law Institute of Victoria.

 

Synopsis:

In this four-part series, twelve first responders share their experiences helping the community, and being hurt while they are trying to help.

 
Episodes:

One | Two | Three | Four

 

Featured Experts:

ESTA (000) police call taker Caitlin; Ambulance call taker Cindy; Crime Stoppers call taker George; Fire Rescue Victoria firefighter Rachel Cowling; Life Saving Victoria lifeguard Tommy Williams; Victoria Police’s Leigh Johnson from the Proactive Policing Unit; Ambulance Victoria paramedic Nathaniel Zahariou; VICSES volunteer Liam Wickham; Victoria Police Superintendent Craig Peel from the Priority and Safer Communities Division; Detective Senior Constable Shaun Livori and Detective Inspector Marty Allison from the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team; and Dr Steve O’Kane, a specialist family violence counsellor at the Family Relationship Centre at EACH.

Synopsis:
In this two-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the topic of bushfire arson and reckless fires, with a focus on how the public can identify suspicious activity.
 
Episodes: 

Featured Experts:
Detective Acting Inspector Mark Kennedy and Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Glen Weaver of Victoria Police’s Arson Squad.
Synopsis:

In this three-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the world of illicit tobacco trade in Australia.

 

Episodes:

One | Two | Three


Featured Experts:

Australian Border Force Commander Greg Linsdell, and illicit trade detection expert Rohan Pike.

Synopsis:

Crime Stoppers Victoria explores motor vehicle theft in 2020, looking at methods and misconceptions associated with this form of criminal activity. 

 

Episodes:

One

 

Featured Experts:

Geoff Hughes, Chief Executive of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC).

Synopsis:

In this two-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria explores the opportunities cyber criminals are exploiting during the current global pandemic. The podcast takes both a local and international look at the types of online criminal activity occurring and how we can best protect ourselves from becoming a victim.

Episodes:

One | Two

 

Featured Experts:

Doug Witschi, Associate Director of Cybercrime Threat Response INTERPOL; and Professor Yang Xiang, Dean of the Digital Research and Innovation Platform at Swinburne University of Technology.

Synopsis:

In this two-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria takes a look into the world of rural crime, and how you can protect your property.

 

Episodes:

One | Two


Featured Experts:

Rural criminologist, author and senior lecturer at the University of New England, Dr Alistair Harkness; and three farmers from the Wimmera region of Victoria, David Johincke, Sam Eagle and Bruce Crafter.

Synopsis:

In this two-part series, Crime Stoppers Victoria looks into the international student experience, from settling into an unfamiliar city and feeling safe, to reporting racism following the outbreak of Covid-19.

 

Episodes:

One | Two

 

Featured Experts:

City of Melbourne Councillor Philip Le Liu and five Melbourne international students.

Episode Playlist

Crime Stoppers Victoria acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Crime Stoppers Victoria (ABN 15 006 945 151) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 or more to Crime Stoppers Victoria are tax deductible in Australia.
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