Uber Australia joins NMPCC Corporate Supporter Cohort

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) today has welcomed Uber Australia into their Corporate Supporter Network in time for National Missing Persons Week 2019.

The NMPCC relies on its network of Corporate Supporters to reach millions of people across the country to raise awareness of missing persons, and to educate the community on the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons in Australia.

To coincide with National Missing Persons Week 2019, Uber Australia will be sharing long term missing person’s profiles and campaign information within Uber Green Light Hubs nationally to raise awareness of the week.

Head of Uber’s APAC Law Enforcement Operations Team Michael McTiernan said that Uber’s commitment goes well beyond this week.

“Uber has a team of former law enforcement professionals who work with police to assist in investigations and help keep the community safe and this new partnership is building on that work,” he said.

“We’re introducing a permanent commitment to activations in our driver support centres across the country which will feature rotating stories of Australians who have gone missing. And we’ll be highlighting missing person’s profiles provided by the AFP NMPCC year round throughout driver-partner and delivery-partner newsletters,”

“Uber is a huge community of people. We hope that the community of 82,000 driver and delivery partners who regularly use the Uber apps may be the eyes and ears the community needs to reconnect a missing person with their loved ones.”  Michael McTiernan said. 

Access to Uber Australia’s community of driver and delivery partners provides the NMPCC with an incredible opportunity to expand its reach and messaging, accessing more areas of the community that may not commonly think about the impacts of missing persons and how they can help.

AFP Commander Justine Gough said everyone can play a role in finding missing people.

“With the generous partnerships such as this one, we can reach a diverse range of people in the community who may have information that assist police,

“Thank you to Uber Australia for supporting our cause and helping families and friends of Australia’s 2,600 long-term missing persons,” said Commander Gough.

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