Launch of Neighbourhood Watch in Glen Eira

August 1, 2017 by Community newsdesk
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Over the years, as the population of Glen Eira has increased greatly (reaching nearly 150,000 a 13.6% increase since 2011), the number of active Neighbourhood groups has declined substantially, making it ever more difficult to reach residents and provide useful crime prevention education and support.

This unfortunate situation has been compounded by a spike in crime rates and a decrease in numbers of front line police per capita of population. In fact, there are two fewer first responder police in Glen Eira than in 2014.

 

To overcome this challenge, a comprehensive and inclusive NHW group has been created utilising Social Media to communicate with as many residents as possible throughout all 15 suburbs within the city of Glen Eira.

NHW Glen Eira has benefited greatly from having David Southwick MLA as its patron, Leading Senior Constable Gary Oram as its Police Liaison, and Cr Dan Sztrajt as its liaison with the Glen Eira City Council. We are also very grateful to the Caulfield Park Branch of the Bendigo Bank for its generous sponsorship.

NHW Glen Eira now invite the public to join our Facebook community and comment on safety or crime prevention matters. fb-like[1] Simply LIKE and FOLLOW  www.facebook.com/nhwgleneira/

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One Response to “Launch of Neighbourhood Watch in Glen Eira”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Good luck but with mobile phones to report and sometimes record crime has Neighbourhood Watch past it use-by date I wonder. CCTV is helpful to police too.

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