Drivers keep an eye on crime

Driving instructor Norelle Butcher and Sergeant Warren Ameduri are all eyes. d410439
Driving instructor Norelle Butcher and Sergeant Warren Ameduri are all eyes. d410439

Miro Driving Academy in Kenwick, whose instructors travel throughout the metropolitan area every day, has put its mileage to good use by joining Eyes on the Street.

The WA Police intelligence gathering system, run by the Crime Prevention and Community Liaison Unit, partners police with local and State governments, businesses and security officers.

It gives employees free training and resources to record and report information about suspicious activity, which Crime Stoppers processes and distributes to local police.

They receive branding showing they have done the training, such as bumper stickers, intended to make potential offenders rethink.

Miro strategic operations manager Eugene Wong said he signed the company up after seeing the logo.

‘As driving instructors we have a lot of manpower circling the suburbs,’ he said.

‘We can look and notice anything going on that doesn’t feel right. I want other driving schools to realise this and participate as well.’