Crime prevention on display

Volunteers Neville Raxworthy and Fay Sutton with Senior Const. Trevor Hough and Sergeant Steve Jakubans. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d426617a
Volunteers Neville Raxworthy and Fay Sutton with Senior Const. Trevor Hough and Sergeant Steve Jakubans. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d426617a

Chairman Terry Brown said the display, aimed at providing information on improving personal and household security, was a ‘great success.’

‘We had many people coming to have a chat to our Neighbourhood Watch volunteer and the two officers,’ he said.

‘They were so proactive, ‘walking the beat’ around the centre, handing out the crime prevention kits and talking to people.

‘There was a great atmosphere, shoppers were very appreciative of the information provided and kids enjoyed getting the police badge stickers, especially from the officers.

‘We gave out 200 crime prevention kits, property marking pens, various resources and signed up three eWatch members.’

Mr Brown said he hoped the information would increase community participation in crime reporting, and encourage a sense of responsibility between neighbours.

The Maddington-based Watch relies on volunteers.

Anyone with a few hours free and interested in helping out should call 9493 3311.