About the project
The Community Safety Networks project provides Victorian communities with a direct platform to discuss local crime issues and policing priorities.
Community Safety Networks will be set up across 12 communities over the next two years, giving residents a greater voice in Victoria Police’s ongoing efforts to combat crime.
Community forums will be held in Wyndham, Melton, Whittlesea, Cardinia, Latrobe and Ballarat before the end of the year to help determine those area’s priorities.
The networks will be established in a further six communities – Brimbank, Dandenong, Frankston, Knox, Shepparton and Geelong – from July 2018.
The networks will also provide residents with accurate information and resources about local crime trends and safety issues, including crime prevention advice.
Who will be involved?
The networks will be made up of local residents, councils and community groups, and they will take part in a range of forums and initiatives involving Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers and the Department of Justice and Regulation.
More information about community forums and other events will soon be available. You will be able to find out about event times and provide feedback online.
If you live in one of the first six locations where the forums or other engagement initiatives are being held, and would like to learn more about the Community Safety Network in your community or attend a forum, please sign up below for email updates.