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Council safety campaign a success with Phones Down #EyesUp

Published: 9 July 2018

Council safety campaign a success with Phones Down #EyesUp
A joint public safety campaign led by Council and the QPS is being hailed a success following a decrease in crime.

A joint public safety campaign led by Logan City Council and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) is being hailed a success following a decrease in crime.

Since the launch of the ‘Phone Down #EyesUp’ campaign with the Logan District Criminal Investigation Branch on April 16, the number of reported robberies in the district has fallen 35.68 per cent.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, welcomed the results of the campaign, which encouraged residents to be vigilant when using mobile devices.

“It’s great to see that people responded well to the Phone Down #EyesUp campaign and started taking more responsibility for their own safety by putting their mobile devices down, keeping their eyes up and being aware of their surroundings,” Cr Swenson said.

“The campaign is just one of the ways Council is working in partnership with the QPS to make our communities more welcoming, more inclusive and safer.”

Detective Acting Inspector Scott Furlong is confident that the carefully constructed campaign will have ripple effects into the future.

“I am proud of the outcomes our partnership with Logan City Council has achieved for our community,” Detective Acting Inspector Furlong said.

To protect yourself and your mobile devices, remember to:

  • put the mobile device in your front pocket, securely in your bag or in a pouch
  • use a password to make it more difficult for a thief to gain access to your personal information
  • install an anti-theft application on your device to help you locate your device and make it unusable to whoever has possession of it.

To find out more about how you can protect yourself and your mobile devices while you’re out and about, visit logan.qld.gov.au/communitysafety.

To report suspicious or untoward behaviour, call PoliceLink on 131 444 or if it is an emergency, dial 000.