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Safety in the spotlight for Week of Action

Published: 20 March 2017

Safety in the spotlight for Week of Action
Rangers and QPS officers ready to inform the community during the Week of Action.

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

City Image Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, said the focus of the Community Week of Action was to positively spread the message about crime prevention and proactive approaches to personal and community safety.

“Each day next 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.

“On Sunday 26 March we are also urging community members to get involved in Neighbour Day by connecting with their neighbours and those living in their local communities.”

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 next week:

* Monday 20 March – Division 10 (Cr Power)
* Tuesday 21 March – Division 2 (Cr Lutton)
* Thursday 23 March – Division 3 (Cr Swenson)
* Friday 24 March – Division 1 (Cr Bradley)

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).

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