Police have set residents a challenge: join Neighbourhood Watch to work proactively to reduce crime in the community.
A resident, who did not want to be named, saw would-be thieves near her Ballarat home. She called police who followed the offenders down a track and located a stolen car that had been stripped and re-sprayed.
Leading Senior Constable Janine Walker said reporting of incidences and looking out for neighbours was the key purpose of the “modern day Neighbourhood Watch”.
“It is about being knowledgeable about crime prevention and strategies. A more connected community is a safer community.”
Leading Senior Constable Walker has invited anyone interested in being a proactive community member to come to the Neighbourhood Watch general meeting at the Bunch of Grapes of November 17 from 4.30pm.
The group will discuss potential initiatives to engage with and inform the community about crime prevention.
Anyone interested in joining should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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