Safety focus for Crestmead during Week of Action
Published: 17 September 2014
Home and car security, graffiti and litter removal, park beautification and a family fun day were all part of last month's Week of Action in Crestmead.
A Logan: City of Choice partnership initiative between the Queensland Police Service and Logan City Council, the Week of Action wrapped up on 30 August with a community picnic in Pinnington Park, attended by more than 150 people.
It was the third Week of Action so far in Logan City, during which government and non-government agencies focus resources on a defined geographic area for a specific period of time.
Activities in Crestmead also included Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design park audits, mobile safety camera deployment and Life Skills Session, as well as the picnic, where Council, the Queensland Police Service, Neighbourhood Watch, Probation and Parole, and Crime Stoppers provided safety-related information.
While all agencies work across Logan every day of the week, the Weeks of Action provide an opportunity to be more visible and more available to the community - taking resources to them rather than the community having to go to individual agencies.
Successful weeks have also been held in Woodridge (September 2013) and Loganlea (March 2014), with more planned for next year.