Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch: Crime prevention is everybody’s business

Neighbourhood Watch is a community safety and awareness program aimed at reducing the incidence of preventable and opportunistic crime. It is about protecting your property and preserving your way of life through communication and cooperation between neighbours.

Neighbours are your most valuable security asset. They can keep an eye on your property and report any suspicious behaviour, fostering a sense of unity and safety.

A Police Officer on patrol may not know what is normal in your street and may not recognise a stranger in your yard. That is why you and your neighbours are in the best position to observe and report anything of a suspicious nature to Police.

 
How you can support the objectives of Neighbourhood Watch:
  • Keep informed on local crime trends and contemporary crime prevention information by joining ewatch and communicating with your neighbours regularly
  • Evaluate and improve the safety and security of your home
  • Mark all items of value for Police identification. FREE engraving kits can be borrowed from any of the City’s libraries at Riverton, Willetton, Bentley and Cannington or contact the Community Safety Team on 1300 422 664 to enquire about the availability of permanent UV (invisible ink) markers
  • Display Neighbourhood Watch stickers to help deter would-be thieves
  • Report all suspicious behaviour and criminal activity to Police immediately on 131 444

For further information and Neighbourhood Watch resources, please contact the City’s Community Safety Team on 1300 422 664.

For tips to improve your safety and security, view the community safety handbook here 

 
How to report suspicious or criminal activity to Police

The Police rely on information from the public to identify problem areas and solve crimes. By taking action and reporting crime, you are helping yourself and protecting others.

If you see any suspicious or criminal activity, report it to Police immediately. DO NOT put your safety at risk by confronting the offenders.

 

"Eyes on the Street" Community Safety workshop

Join us for this interactive workshop, presetned by WA Police Eyes on the Street program on Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6.30pm to 8pm Bookings Required call 1300 422 664

 

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Police Assistance Centre – 131 444

Report all suspicious behaviour and incidents to the Police as and when it occurs.

Emergency – 000

Only call 000 in an emergency or life-threatening situation when urgent Police, Fire or Ambulance assistance is required.

Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000

Report information about criminal activity to Crime Stoppers or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au to report online. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

Goodbye Graffiti – 1800 442 255

Anyone can report acts of graffiti or vandalism against public assets, community facilities or private property. Report incidents as soon as possible.

City of Canning Ranger and Community Safety Services – 1300 422 664

An all hours service for residents which provides security patrols and assistance with local law matters including parking, off-road vehicles, dogs, fire control and litter. Click here  for further information about this service.

 
Other Useful Links:

Neighbourhood Watch WA – www.nhw.wa.gov.au

WA Police – www.police.wa.gov.au

WA Police Community Safety -http://communitysafety.police.wa.gov.au/

Crime Stoppers – www.wa.crimestoppers.com.au

Goodbye Graffiti – www.goodbyegraffiti.wa.gov.au

For information about Emergency Management within the City, click here .