City of Kalamunda to re-establishing community crime prevention group


Sgt Simon Parke from Forrestfield Police Station with City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina. Picture: David Baylis d480931
Sgt Simon Parke from Forrestfield Police Station with City of Kalamunda Mayor John Giardina. Picture: David Baylis d480931

THE City of Kalamunda is re-establishing its community crime prevention group after the group was disbanded in September last year.

Mayor John Giardina said he was excited to reinstate the committee with two new councillors and new terms of reference.

Cr Giardina said the City was now seeking nominations from residents who wanted to help promote ways to prevent crime in the area.

“The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee wasn’t performing as it should at the time, however now we are in a better suited situation to re-establish the committee, particularly with Cr Lesley Boyd, a former police officer, now on council,” he said.

“This group will consider strategies for the implementation of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan as well as liaise and consult with relevant agencies, individuals and community groups that will assist in the implementation of the plan and monitor and review adopted strategies and actions.

“The group will also provide advice and recommendations to Council, based on the needs of the local community to enhance safety and prevent crime.”

Forrestfield Police Senior Sergeant Simon Parke will form part of the committee and urged residents to get involved.

“There are plenty of people who have lived in the community for a very long time with good ideas,” he said.

“We are hoping for a good demographic of people on the committee who will identify issues and make recommendations to the City to be followed through and supported.”

Nominations close April 6, 2018.

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