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Anonymous 0800 number to report integrity concerns

11:03 AM 08 Dec 2014 NZDT
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Racing Integrity Unit
Racing Integrity Unit

The Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) today launched an anonymous 0800 number for the racing industry to report integrity concerns.

Based on the NZ Police Crimestoppers 0800 number, the 0800 RIU 123 Integrity line will gather information volunteered anonymously from industry participants, employees, punters and anyone with an interest in racing a proactive way to pass on information with guaranteed anonymity.

The service will be run through the Crimestoppers operation. All calls are received by trained call takers. They record the information offered and the intelligence provided is then forwarded on to the RIU for investigation.

As a new service based on anonymity the integrity line will add to the Racing Integrity Unit’s intelligence gathering.

“The guarantee of absolute anonymity provides a way for people to feel safe about passing on what they know, so we are likely to receive information we haven’t had before and from people who in other circumstances would not normally come forward” says Neil Grimstone, Manager of Integrity Assurance for the Racing Integrity Unit.

“There is no visibility or record of the phone number the call is being made from, so it cannot be traced back, however the caller is given the opportunity to leave contact details if they wish to be contacted further about the concerns they raise.”

For any further information regarding the implementation of the 0800 RIU 123 Integrity line please email admin@riu.org.nz or call Neil Grimstone on 021 272 6009

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