Your community has spoken!
Brimbank residents completed more than 695 community safety surveys in November and December 2018 to help identify the local safety concerns that matter the most to them.
Victoria Police spoke to residents at eight pop up stalls across Keilor, Deer Park, Sunshine, Watergardens and St Albans.
If you completed an online survey via Engage Victoria, or were part of the many residents that shared your insights to Victoria Police at Keilor Central Shopping Centre, Deer Park Shopping Centre, Sunshine Library, Vietnamese Women’s Association Playgroup, Watergardens Shopping Centre, Sunshine Train Station and Bus Hub, and St Albans Town Centre, thank you for your involvement.
Photos from the Brimbank police community engagement activities in November 2018
We heard what you had to say about safety in Brimbank. You told us that your key concerns are burglary/break and enter, dangerous driving, illicit drugs and violent crime. To help address these concerns, you shared your top four ideas to improve safety which were and increased police presence, public assets and increased penalties/sentencing and education programs or campaigns to enhance community awareness.
Watch a short video about the results of the recent police community engagement in Brimbank:
Latest crime statistics
Read the latest crime statistics for Brimbank by downloading a one-page fact sheet from the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.
Local community safety initiatives
33 additional frontline police officers were deployed to Brimbank between April 2017-2018 as part of the Government’s Public Safety Package. These resources have enabled local police to be more visible in the community. We have been conducting more proactive patrols and running targeted operations to address high volume crimes such as theft and burglary, along with our response to road safety concerns and identified public order issues.
The Divisional Response Unit have also been working hard to proactively target drug offending and curb crime, resulting in a lot of arrests. In January 2019 officers executed six warrants in St Albans in relation to an ongoing investigation into anti-social behaviour. Police seized a quantity of drugs, weapons, ammunition and stolen goods resulting in three men being charged and remanded in custody. Brimbank police will continue arresting and putting more offenders before the courts in an effort to curb drug trafficking and offending.
What's next for you Community Safety Network
As part of the next phase of the Community Safety Network in Brimbank, Victoria Police and Department of Justice and Regulation will be looking closely at the information gathered from the face-to-face engagement activities and online surveys and will feed these insights into the Brimbank local community safety committee, who will oversee the delivery of community safety initiatives in your community.
This information may also be used to help inform local operational policing priorities as well as community safety and crime prevention activities overseen by project partners, Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Statistics Agency and Crime Stoppers.
If you would like to receive further information about the Brimbank project, enter your email address into the ‘Stay informed’ section on this page.
Crime Stoppers 'Say something' campaign
On 22 July, Crime Stoppers Victoria will launch the ‘Say Something’ campaign, aiming to promote community safety and crime prevention. Crime Stoppers Victoria is asking residents to speak out by reporting information about crime or any suspicious activity to 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
The campaign will run for two weeks on social media, in local newspapers and on radio, advertisement panels in shopping centres and through community engagement activity.
Find out more
- Keep in touch with your local police and let them know what’s important to you by following the Brimbank Eyewatch Facebook page
- Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch at nhw.com.au
- Visit the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria website for more information about the latest crime statistics for Brimbank
- For crime prevention tips and resources visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au