Safer Streets and Spaces

Creating safer streets and spaces is at the heart of our mission to improve community safety in our Shire.

From home security to reporting faulty streetlights and everything in between, this pillar of our Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan helps us deliver tangible outcomes that help us build safer spaces for SJ residents.

Read on to learn more about how you can help us build safer streets and spaces.

Home security tips

Taking simple steps to ensure your home is secure can help deter crime from your neighbourhood. Below is a list of our top tips:

  • Keep doors and windows locked, even while you are home
  • Don't hide keys outside, leave them with a trusted friend, family member or neighbour
  • Ensure sheds, garages and gates are locked 
  • Get to know your neighbours. Neighbours are in the best position to identify anything suspicious in the street, so keep an eye out for each other and report anything suspicious to police. 
  • Ensure your home is well lit and clear of obstructions such as shrubs 
  • Remove your valuables from your vehicles 
  • Mark your property and valuables and keep a property register

Check out the WA Police Home Security Checklist

CCTV in the Shire

Did you know your home CCTV footage can assist police? 

If you have public-facing CCTV cameras installed around your home, you can opt to register the details to the WA Police Cam-Map, which assists police in locating CCTV quickly during investigations.  

Head to the Cam-Map website

Road Safety

Off Road Vehicles

Keeping our roads safe is a major factor in our mission to create safer streets and spaces, and it's particularly important all off road vehicle activity is carried out in a safe and legal manner.

Find out more about off road vehicle safety


Obeying the parking rules when out in the community goes a long way to ensuring you and your neighbours are safe and avoid infringements.

Read more on parking in the Shire

Road Safety Commission

As the voice of road safety in Western Australia, the Road Safety Commission is dedicated to tackling road trauma.

Head to the Road Safety Commission website

Reporting Crime and Safety Concerns

Did you know there are different ways to report different types of criminal activity? Here's a quick breakdown:

  • For life-threatening emergencies: Call 000 (for the hearing/speech impaired, call TTY 106)
  • For non-emergency situations: Call police in 131 444
  • To report suspicious activity: Contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report.

Read more on reporting crime

Holiday Watch Patrol Service

Did you know we offer a FREE Holiday Watch Patrol Service?

Designed to increase community safety, the service allows SJ residents heading out of town to register their properties to be checked regularly by Rangers while they are away.

Find out more and register here

Reporting Graffiti

We have a number of actions in place to address graffiti vandalism in our Shire, but crime prevention is everyone’s business and we all have a role to play. 

Find out how you can report graffiti here

Report a faulty streetlight

Well-lit streets help deter crime and keep our community safe. If you see a sputtering streetlight, be sure to lodge a report with Western Power.

Make a report today