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