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Crime prevention and community safety a top priority

Published: 6 May 2016

Crime prevention and community safety a top priority
City Image Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, and Queensland Police Service Inspector Glenn Allen with the new strategy.

A new strategy has been officially launched to guide Logan City Council's community safety and crime prevention initiatives for the next five years.

The City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 was developed in consultation with the community and stakeholders to identify issues and develop practical solutions.

City Image Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, said Council was committed to providing a safe and liveable community for all of its 307,000 residents.

"Everyone can play a part in creating a safer City of Logan," he said.

"Council's role is to create a plan for action and the strategic framework for safety in the city.

"We will work with our partners and coordinate a range of crime prevention and community and personal safety initiatives and campaigns.

"As a city, Logan is experiencing significant growth and unprecedented change.

"Council has done some first-rate work with police and community organisations to create a safer city over the years, and this strategy will add to the momentum."

Cr Smith said the strategy had been developed in partnership with residents and community organisations.

"There are five key areas of interest in the strategy: a strategic approach to identifying emerging issues; building stronger relationships to build community confidence; creating safe and friendly open spaces; partnerships with other agencies to address crime through prevention; and communication with our residents," he said.

"Our action plan has key indicators for the community to measure and we'll report on our progress each year."

Queensland Police Service Logan District Chief Superintendent, Marty Mickelson, said local police had a vision of building and maintaining community relationships to help stop crime and enhance safety.

"Logan is dynamic, vibrant and richly diverse, and our long-standing and close working relationships with Logan City Council and other government and community groups right across the Logan Police District greatly assist us in our day-to-day duties, as well as in meeting our long-term goals," he said.

"Importantly, the Safe City Strategy and Action Plan sets out a road-map for everyone to follow over the next few years and the QPS is very glad to be a close partner with Logan City Council."

The Safe City Strategy and Action Plan directly aligns with the Logan City Council Corporate Plan 2013-2018, and responds to the Logan City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015. It builds on Council's Creating a Safer City Strategy 2010-2015.

For more information, phone 3412 4620.