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Safety in the spotlight for Week of Action

Published: 5 September 2016

Safety in the spotlight for Week of Action

Crime prevention and community safety will be in focus across the City of Logan this week for the Community Week of Action.

A series of community information displays will be held in a different division each day this week to help spread the safety message.

City Image Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, said the Community Week of Action gave community members an opportunity to meet with Council and the Queensland Police Services to discuss neighbourhood crime and safety matters.

“Each day this week except Wednesday, the Community Week of Action will deliver a day-long program of free activities in a different division that everyone is welcome to attend,” he said.

“Queensland Police Service representatives will be sharing tips on how to reduce the risk of your car being broken into and securing your car’s registration plates.

“Our officers will be visiting parks and public spaces throughout the week to identify ways they can be made safer through enhanced design including improved vegetation management and lighting.

“It’s Child Protection Week this week too so Council staff will join QPS representatives at primary schools and childcare centres to educate children on ways to stay safe, particularly when travelling to and from school.”

Cr Smith encouraged community members to visit the Week of Action website to find out how they can get involved.

“Council works closely with QPS to ensure we are doing all we can to make our community safe but our best allies in that effort are the people who live in our community.

“If you think something could be done to improve safety at your local park or a laneway behind your property, then come along to one of these sessions or simply get in touch with Council to report it.”

The Week of Action will visit the following divisions this week:

* Monday 5 September – Division 9 (Cr Pidgeon)
* Tuesday 6 September – Division 11 (Cr Schwarz)
* Thursday 8 September – Division 8 (Cr Dalley)
* Friday 9 September – Division 7 (Cr Laurie Smith)

The first Week of Action was delivered in August 2013 and has since been periodically held in suburbs across the City of Logan.

The Week of Action was initially developed to be a community safety and crime prevention collaboration between Council and Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The ‘Community Week of Action’ adopts a whole-of-city approach to crime prevention and community safety that will see three weeks of action delivered over the course of the 2016/17 Financial Year with each division having a day of focus:

* September - Divisions 7, 8, 9 and 11
* March - Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 10
* June - Divisions 4, 5 ,6 and 12

To find out more, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/safety/week-of-action