City to hold Community Safety Forum with WA Police

Media Release 23 October 2018

The City of South Perth will facilitate a free Community Safety Forum at Manning Community Centre in partnership with WA Police to inform residents about the strategies and plans in place to mitigate against crime in the City.

The forum includes presentations from:

  • Michelle Baker, City of South Perth Acting Infrastructure Planning Coordinator, on the City’s CCTV Plan
  • Alex Chao, WA Police Community Engagement Officer from the Crime Prevention & Community Liaison Unit, on Motor Vehicle theft and the ‘Gone in Less than 60 Seconds’ campaign which demonstrates how quickly theft occurs from motor vehicles
  • Megan Lehaney, WA Police Community Engagement Officer from the Crime Prevention & Community Liaison Unit, on Cyber Safety
  • Glen Beros, Officer in Charge at Kensington Police Station, on community safety tips and the new policing model that came into effect in July this year. 

After each presentation there will be opportunities for a short question and answer session. City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty said the City is working closely with the Kensington Police on identifying the key crime hotspots in the City, and is developing an action plan on crime prevention. Other initiatives include lighting upgrades, signage and bollards to areas within the City.

“An application for Federal Government funding has been submitted requesting assistance with the purchase of CCTV cameras for key areas around the South Perth Foreshore, Mill Point Road in South Perth, and Karawara,” Mayor Doherty said. 

“The City recently purchased a mobile CCTV trailer that will soon be operational. We have developed a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan that demonstrates the City’s vision and commitment to safety and crime prevention. This plan outlines the roles and responsibilities of all those involved, providing the framework for community safety and crime prevention initiatives in the City. The 2018/2019 Plan is currently being prepared. 

“Community safety is a shared responsibility involving various stakeholders, such as: Western Australia Police Force, state government agencies, local government, businesses, community safety groups and individuals.”

To support and deliver the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan the City facilitates a Community Safety Group with representation from key stakeholders within the community; these include Kensington Police, WA Police Community Engagement team, PCYC, Perth Zoo, Waterford Plaza, local MP, Curtin University and local community groups. The group meets quarterly to discuss and plan community safety initiatives in the City. 

A community development initiative currently being undertaken in the Karawara area that delivers community safety outcomes is ‘HOME Karawara’. This project is a collaboration between the City of South Perth, Waterford Plaza, Southcare, Richmond Wellbeing, Moorditj Keila, Lifestreams Christian Church, Marr Mooditj Training, Personal Attributes, the Department of Housing and local residents.

WA Police contact numbers

  • Emergency: for life threatening situations call 000
  • CrimeStoppers: to report crime anonymously call 1800 333 000. 
  • Police Assistance: when Police attendance is required call 131 444

Community Safety Forum

6-7.30pm, Thursday 15 November 2018
Manning Community Hall
2 Conochie Cres, Manning
Free, bookings essential

CCTV trailer

WA Police representatives pictured with City of South Perth Rangers and Community Development Officer next to the City's new mobile CCTV trailer.

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