Staff keep Eyes on the Street
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.
Sergeant Warren Ameduri taught City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder employees key crime prevention skills during a visit this week.