Community Response To Council Crime Prevention Activity

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Residents Seek Reassurance From Councils About Crime Prevention When crime rates within local communities rise, residents look to the people who they’ve elected to represent them for reassurance. When crime rates rise Councils need to investigate why this is happening. The first step in this process is to take a look at the community safety initiatives they have put in place and assess their responsiveness to increasing rates of crime, or if additional action is necessary to keep the community and its residents protected. Community response to the impact of crime. When local councils analyse crime prevention it is in the interest of the community for this information to be publicly available. Reports in local newspapers showing real statistics, and the strategies being used by authorities to combat them, provide the community with a sense of confidence that something is being done to increase their safety. Local newspapers have a habit of dramatising events such as petty crime and the public perception can be out of alignment with what is actually happening out in the community. Local authorities can address apprehension the residents may have by providing a platform where residents can raise their concerns, allowing councils and authorities to respond with accuracy and confidence in the information they give out.   1. What security measures are already in place? The first step is to identify what is currently being done. To maintain public safety local Councils have a variety of solutions they can implement; these include environmental designs, human capital investments, and electronic monitoring with camera security and CCTV monitoring.  Each solution helps to address crime in a...

How Crime Impacts Local Communities – Council Security Guide

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Local Community Security Systems Greatly Impacts Constituent Satisfaction Levels When choosing a house to live in, one of the most important decisions a person will consider is the suburb first, house second. This huge layout of funds is typically the biggest investment people will ever make, so with that in mind the protection of said property should and will be of paramount concern. If a suburb has a real or known high crime rate, that does not do much in providing confidence to a prospective buyer.  If on the other hand there is just a perception of crime or a general fear if you will, the apprehension to buy into the suburb will be greatly reduced.   So how can communities feel more at ease and confident within their environment? Confidence starts with your local Council Councils have a responsibility towards their residents in lots of ways, one of which is safety. Street lighting is obviously one factor in providing a measure of safety, but going that step further and installing security cameras and cctv is also of tremendous benefit to all residents and business owners within that shire.   Crime has a negative effect on the value of all residences within the neighbourhood by lowering the value of the property or business, so in this respect council has a duty of care towards all in their wards to provide the means that will protect the investments of its entire people.   All people need to feel safe and secure in their own environment and this is a right not a privilege.   Councils can seek to understand the...

Who is keeping your community safe? A push for proactive council response to community security needs

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Who Is Keeping Your Local Community Safe? A call for residents to encourage their local council to take action and improve communty safety. Councils have a responsibility to keep their local communities and their residents safe. Eversafe seek to support local councils in their effort to do this through ongoing exploration into the best practices used in community areas for maintaining crime prevention against people and property. Is your community in need of a security upgrade? According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, both burglaries to Victorian homes and crimes against people such as property invasion are on the rise. Eversafe take these statistics seriously and continually explore the best practices available surrounding community safety initiatives to set the bar for Security in all local communities around Melbourne. Benchmarking not only improves the performance targets, quality and  community environment, it also assists councils to strengthen their cost position and reduce budgets through utilising innovative approaches to the installation, operation and management of local community security systems. Concerned residents need to take action to improve their community – It’s your right! We encourage all residents to start the conversation with their local council about community safety, and what is being done about it. Eversafe provide Councils with Free Security Assessments to help them understand their security weak spots and identify the best solutions to meet their ongoing community safety targets. See our brochure here to find out exactly how we can assist Local Melbourne Councils with meeting their security needs. Council A5 Brochure November 2012...