Safety cam­paign against theft

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Mitchell Shire Coun­cil has se­cured fund­ing to roll out an aware­ness cam­paign to help res­i­dents pro­tect them­selves from would-be thieves.

Coun­cil has re­ceived a $9100 grant from the Vic­to­rian De­part­ment of Jus­tice and Reg­u­la­tion’s Com­mu­nity Safety Fund for Op­er­a­tion: Re­move, Lock or Lose.

The com­mu­nity aware­ness cam­paign will be­gin in 2018 and will in­clude fo­rums hosted by South Mitchell Neigh­bour­hood Watch and Vic­to­ria Po­lice to dis­cuss safety be­gin­ning in the home, as well as the im­por­tance of re­mov­ing valu­ables from ve­hi­cles and lock­ing ve­hi­cles to pre­vent theft.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said the cam­paign would de­tail some proac­tive steps res­i­dents could take to pro­tect them­selves from op­por­tunis­tic thieves.

‘‘The pro­gram that ran ear­lier this year was well re­ceived. By plac­ing large posters with safety tips in high traf­fic ar­eas such as train sta­tions and shops, res­i­dents got the mes­sage that they needed to re­move valu­ables from their ve­hi­cles in or­der to de­ter thieves,’’ she said.

‘‘The com­mu­nity fo­rums will pro­vide in­valu­able in­for­ma­tion for res­i­dents on how to make their homes and ve­hi­cles as safe as pos­si­ble.’’

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