Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch taking action to combat crime

Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch taking action to combat crime

THE Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch (GDNHW) is taking action in the area in order to combat crime after police identified home burglary and stealing from motor vehicles as major issues in the area.

GDNHW has used campaigns such as Gone In Less Than 60 seconds and Keep It Secure – Don’t take a holiday from home security, as well as an e-watch system where residents can sign up and get the latest crime stats and hot-spots.

They are even going door-knocking to City of Gosnells residents in order to get the message across.

GDNHW community safety project officer Bree Hough said it was all about increasing awareness in the community.

“The City of Gosnells and GDNHW conducts weekly door knocks in areas that the police have identified with increased criminal activity,” she said.

“Speaking face-to-face with community members is an effective way to raise awareness of the Neighbourhood Watch philosophy.

“Each resident receives a crime prevention kit with useful safety tips on how they can take an active role in reducing crime in their neighbourhood.”

Ms Hough said good communication between neighbours was key.

“Neighbours should know what is ordinary behaviour in their neighbourhood, they should acknowledge and talk to each other, report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Police and share any information with their neighbours to build awareness and connect their neighbourhoods,” she said.