Shire of Murray endorses crime prevention plan

Shire of Murray endorses crime prevention plan

HOONING, anti-social behaviour and feeling unsafe in public spaces are just a few community concerns that will be addressed by the new Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan, endorsed by the Shire of Murray.

The plan, developed in conjunction with the Shire’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Reference Group and WA Police, will guide the council, its reference group and its community safety partners over the next four years in the improvement of community safety and reduction of crime in Murray.

Shire president Maree Reid said by undertaking actions set out in the plan, the council hoped to foster a safe, healthy and connected community with a strong sense of community spirit and pride.

The plan offers a holistic community approach and addresses the main issues relating to crime in Murray. These include boredom, family and health issues (including mental health, drug and alcohol abuse), a lack of respect and sense of community and a lack of consequence for actions.

Actions contained in the plan relate to the use of CCTV, promotional and educational campaigns, reduction in graffiti, safer roads, activating public places, needles and syringes, youth boredom and addressing family breakdowns and feuding.

Cr Reid said the shire was well placed and committed to help address community safety and crime prevention issues.