Residents encouraged to have their say on community safety

Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 9:00:00 AM

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is calling on the community to provide their feedback about safety and crime prevention by completing the 2019/20 Community Safety Survey.

The survey results, together with crime data provided by the WA Police, will be used to develop a Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan, which will outline initiatives and strategies for the next three years.

Shire President Michelle Rich said the safety of the community was extremely important and she encouraged as many people to complete the survey.

“It’s important that we get as much feedback as possible so we gain a good understanding of our community’s issues and concerns and work to address them,” Cr Rich said.

“Safety and security was identified as a key priority in the latest Community Perception Survey which is why we want to collect as much information as possible to address these concerns in the future Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.”

As part of promoting connected communities, the Shire recently delivered its Community BBQ Series in October and November, in partnership with Mundijong Police and Neighbourhood Watch.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich and the Shire’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer, Janice Ferguson, are encouraging residents to complete the survey.

More than 700 people attended the eight BBQ events, which help build community capacity around safety and wellbeing.

They also provide opportunities to extend community networks, which are important foundations to resilient and safe communities.

To complete the survey, click here

For more information contact the Shire’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer, Janice Ferguson, on 9526 1171 or email jferguson@sjshire.wa.gov.au

The survey closes Friday, 31 January 2020.

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