Langford: local police host forums to help people from different backgrounds learn protective behaviours


Inspector Don Emanuel-Smith advising local residents about personal safety, security and how to be more aware of their surroundings and belongings. Picture: Marie Nirme
Inspector Don Emanuel-Smith advising local residents about personal safety, security and how to be more aware of their surroundings and belongings. Picture: Marie Nirme

POLICE are helping women from different backgrounds in the community learn about personal safety, security and how to be more aware of their surroundings and belongings.

Inspector in charge of the multicultural unit at the community engaging division Don Emanuel-Smith has been at William Langford Community House delivered various talks last week to make the public more aware of their surrounds.

He said he was trying to communicate with the community who may not have been in Australia for long to make them well informed when it comes to the law and taking ownership of their own problems.

“We spoke about the importance of having third party insurance and locking your doors and windows at night,” he said.

“The general community at large is aware as they have lived here for a long time.

“A lot of people come from camp life in Africa and for years and years have been in small towns and not used to how you and I live.”

Four main issues were addressed; driving and licensing of vehicles, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, and youth.

He said he was hoping to teach leaders in the community about these behaviours in the hope they would it on to the other members of the community.

The workshops were in partnership with the City of Gosnells Safe City Initiative, WA Police and William Langford Community House.