Brisbane Water LAC supported Neighbourhood Watch Week 2017 and joined with local Neighbourhood Watch groups in solidarity on the inaugural event.
On October 3 officers promoted Neighbourhood Watch at Erina Fair.
Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based, crime prevention organisation that aims to reduce localised crime and fear by promoting and coordinating approaches to crime prevention, problem solving and community engagement.
The NSW Police Force has supported Neighbourhood Watch since its inception in 1984.
The program is one of a range of crime prevention and community safety strategies currently in use within NSW.
Brisbane Water Local Area Commander, Superintendent Danny Sullivan, said Neighbourhood Watch Week is about interacting with the community to raise awareness about what local programs aim to achieve and how they can benefit residents.
“Police have worked closely with Neighbourhood Watch throughout their nearly 30-year history across Australia, and we are proud to continue that partnership,” Commander Sullivan said.
“Neighbourhood Watch programs aim to prevent crime, reduce isolation by encouraging community engagement, and improve the safety, security and quality of life for everyone in the community.
“Local officers can then work with the program to get a broader understanding of what issues local residents are facing and how we can work together to find a solution,” Commander Sullivan added.
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