These documents are available in alternate formats upon request. Please contact the City on 9400 4000.
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2014 - 2018 - Towards Zero Crime
The City coordinates and supports a range of community safety programs in local areas. These programs have a variety of aims including deterring crime, managing graffiti, improving local road safety, planning for emergencies and supporting child safety education.
In November 2014 Council adopted the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2014 – 2018 which outlines the programs and initiatives the City is involved in that are linked to the following areas:
- Partnering for safety
- Safety places and spaces
- City safety services
- Community safety awareness
Key crime deterrent and community safety services and initiatives which the City coordinates or is involved in include:
Neighbourhood Watch Week - Get involved!
The first national Neighbourhood Watch Week will be held between 3 and 9 October 2016 and is being lead by Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA). This is an opportunity to get to know your neighbours and take other steps at the local level which can have strong crime deterrent outcomes for your home and street.
Neighbourhood Watch in Western Australia is lead by the WA Police and provides tips on reducing the vulnerability of your home and family to crime, on personal safety, about security while travelling and other themes.
NHWA have developed and online video for Neighbourhood Watch Week about how the program can help you and your neighbours. So get involved and contact the State Neighbourhood Watch Office on 9222 1513 with any enquiries.
Community patrolling to identify and initiate action on a range of issues including abandoned vehicles, graffiti, animal control, anti-social behaviour, verge obstructions, parking, damaged assets and more.
A fee free Graffiti Removal Service for residential and commercial property and City controlled public space. Graffiti deterrent and reporting programs and strategies to design out graffiti and other crime in public space.
CCTV in public areas
A tool to assist with the management of public space including reporting crime or suspicious activity or issues that need action including graffiti, hazards and illegal dumping.
Working with WA Police
Partnering Police on programs and activities to deter suspicious activity, report crime and get information to the community.
- Supporting child safety awareness through interactive learning programs.
- Encouraging good decision making and the consideration of consequences by local young people.
Other crime deterrent programs
Helping people get involved in programs that can have a positive impact on crime or personal safety in public space, around the home or business or online.
Leading local road safety improvement and awareness in partnership with the WA Police and the wider community.
Contributing to planning for emergencies that can impact local areas and leading community recovery efforts.