Sup­port crime preven­tion

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Sarah Brookes

THE City of Kala­munda is reestab­lish­ing its com­mu­nity crime preven­tion group af­ter the group was dis­banded in Septem­ber 2017.

Mayor John Giar­dina said he was ex­cited to re­in­state the com­mit­tee with two new coun­cil­lors and new terms of ref­er­ence.

Cr Giar­dina said the City was now seek­ing nom­i­na­tions from res­i­dents who wanted to help pro­mote ways to pre­vent crime in the area.

“The com­mu­nity safety and crime preven­tion ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee wasn’t per­form­ing as it should at the time, how­ever now we are in a bet­ter suited sit­u­a­tion to re-es­tab­lish the com­mit­tee, par­tic­u­larly with Cr Les­ley Boyd, a for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer, on coun­cil,” he said.

“This group will con­sider strate­gies for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the com­mu­nity safety and crime preven­tion plan, as well as li­aise and con­sult with rel­e­vant agen­cies, in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity groups that will as­sist in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the plan and mon­i­tor and re­view adopted strate­gies and ac­tions.

“The group will also pro­vide ad­vice and rec­om­men­da­tions to coun­cil based on the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­nity to en­hance safety and pre­vent crime.”

For­rest­field po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Parke will form part of the com­mit­tee and urged res­i­dents to get in­volved.

“There are plenty of peo­ple who have lived in the com­mu­nity for a very long time with good ideas,” he said.

“We are hop­ing for a good de­mo­graphic of peo­ple on the com­mit­tee who will iden­tify is­sues and make rec­om­men­da­tions to the City to be fol­lowed through and sup­ported.”

Nom­i­na­tions close April 6.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d480931

For­rest­field po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Parke and City of Kala­munda Mayor John Giar­dina.

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