Staff keep Eyes on the Street

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Jas­mine Bam­ford

City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boulder staff took part this week in Eyes on the Street train­ing, man­aged by WA Po­lice’s crime preven­tion and com­mu­nity li­ai­son unit.

The pro­gram is touted as a co-or­di­nated in­tel­li­gence gath­er­ing ini­tia­tive to en­able agen­cies to iden­tify sus­pi­cious peo­ple, ve­hi­cles and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mayor Ron Yurye­vich said Eyes on the Street formed an im­por­tant part of the City’s com­mu­nity ser­vice role.

“We have been in­volved in it (in the past), but we de­cided to re­launch it,” he said.

“It is part and par­cel with our com­mu­nity safety ini­tia­tive that puts all the coun­cil ve­hi­cles on the road with stick­ers say­ing coun­cil staff have been trained to be more ob­ser­vant in re­gards to peo­ple loi­ter­ing in the sub­urbs.”

Staff were pro­vided with train­ing in record­ing and re­port­ing per­sons or events con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious.

Eyes on the Street is cur­rently in op­er­a­tion in all WA Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Dis­tricts and most re­gional dis­tricts, in­clud­ing Al­bany, Bun­bury, Ger­ald­ton, Kal­go­or­lie-Boulder, Man­durah, Broome, Ku­nunurra, Port Hed­land, Carnar­von, Northamp­ton and Esper­ance.

More than 320 agen­cies and more than 9500 em­ploy­ees are in­volved.

More than 2000 ve­hi­cles are branded with the Eyes on the Street logo.

Pic­ture: Paul Braven

Sergeant War­ren Ame­duri taught City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boulder em­ploy­ees key crime preven­tion skills dur­ing a visit this week.

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