City of Rockingham Smartwatch busy patrolling during school holidays

The City of Rockingham's SmartWatch service patrols the streets 365 days a year. SmartWatch officer Jake, pictured, conducts a patrol in Rockingham.
The City of Rockingham's SmartWatch service patrols the streets 365 days a year. SmartWatch officer Jake, pictured, conducts a patrol in Rockingham.

THE City of Rockingham’s community safety patrol service SmartWatch was busy patrolling local roads throughout the July school holidays.

The City’s SmartWatch service sees up to six patrol cars on the road at any given time, with a strong focus on visibility and targeted deterrence actions.

The service is available to the Rockingham Community from 12pm to 4am daily, 365 days per year.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said residents could contact SmartWatch to report and monitor instances of anti-social behaviour, hooning, neighbourhood disturbances, vandalism, graffiti and suspicious behaviour and activity.

“Each SmartWatch vehicle is equipped with four high definition CCTV cameras that have a 360-degree view of the area surrounding the vehicle,” he said.

“The cameras are constantly recording and WA Police can access any of the recorded footage remotely.

“This collaborative approach with WA Police has been instrumental in the prosecution of offenders, and increased local knowledge.”

In addition to regular patrol patterns, SmartWatch takes community patrol requests from residents, as well as holiday watch patrols for residents who will be away from home.