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Safer Neighbourhoods

Did you know your neighbours are your biggest security asset?

We have developed a Safer Neighbourhoods Card (PDF 1.5MB) to help you get started.

Simply print off, write a message and your details, and pop it in your neighbour’s letterbox to connect with your community!

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a community safety awareness program which aims to:

  • Prevent crime by encouraging neighbours to recognise and report suspicious activity.
  • Reduce theft from motor vehicles by reminding others to remove valuables from their car.
  • Encourage people to make their homes less inviting for opportunistic crime and protect their property.

It can be as simple as getting to know your neighbours and exchanging contact information. Neighbours are your most valuable security asset. They can keep an eye on your property and report any suspicious behaviour.

A police officer on patrol may not know what is normal in your street and may not recognise a stranger in your yard. You and your neighbours are in the best position to notice when something unusual is happening.

Check out the video below to learn more about the City of Canning’s Neighbourhood Watch group.

How can I be part of Neighbourhood Watch?

Supporting Neighbourhood Watch doesn’t mean having to volunteer. You can be a part by:

  • Getting to know your neighbours. Wave, introduce yourself, or offer help to your neighbours. We’ve created a Safer Neighbourhoods card to help get you started.
  • Reporting suspicious behaviour and criminal activity to Police on 131 444.
  • Reporting non-urgent criminal activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.
  • Subscribing to receive the City’s In Focus eNewsletter to hear what’s happening in Canning.
  • Displaying Neighbourhood Watch stickers to help deter would-be thieves.

How can I become a Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer?

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the Neighbourhood Watch State Office:

To learn more, please contact us on 1300 422 664.

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