Frankston community safety projects
In response to community engagement findings, police are launching three unique projects:
- the Frankston First Network
- Drive Safe Frankston
- Frankston Traders workshops.
The Frankston First Network is designed to identify, educate and empower leaders from the community. Participants will work together to address the safety concerns raised during community engagement activities with police. Monthly education workshops will cover topics such as grant writing, project management, visual merchandising, and home safety and are also open to the wider community.
The Network will meet on the following dates:
- Wednesday 24 July
- Wednesday 7 August
- Wednesday 28 August
- Wednesday 11 September
- Wednesday 2 October
Nominations are now closed for the Frankston First Network.
If you would like to attend an education workshop, you can book your free ticket via the links below.
Thursday 1 August 2019 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
#1 Project Management
Frankston Mechanics Institute
Tuesday 20 August 2019 05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
#2 Visual Merchandising
The Groove Train Frankston
Wednesday 4 September 2019 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
#3 Grant Writing
Frankston North Community Centre
Wednesday 18 September 2019 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
#4 Home Safety
Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre
Photos: Police and community members in Frankston attend the launch of the Frankston First Network project.
The Drive Safe Frankston campaign will raise awareness within the community about the effects of dangerous driving. Police will be out during July and August rewarding P-plater’s exhibiting good driving behaviour who will be given a voucher to be used with a local defensive driving company. The aim is grow the skill base of young drivers and build positive relationships with Victoria Police.
Watch out for the launch video on the Frankston Eyewatch Facebook page!
The Frankston Traders workshops will be held in conjunction with Council. They will provide local traders with de-escalation training, giving them the tools and know-how when dealing with retail theft.
Crime Stoppers 'Consideration is key' campaign
Frankston residents are being asked to take action and consider how accessible their car keys are to potential car thieves as part of the 'Consideration is Key' campaign.
The Crime Stoppers Victoria campaign will run from 24 August to 6 September 2019 and will feature on social media, in local newspapers and radio, in advertisement panels on shopping centers as well as with some 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 Frankston Eyewatch Facebook page
- Find out more about your Frankston Neighbourhood Watch at nhw.com.au/frankston
- For crime prevention tips and resources visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au
- Find out more about community safety initiatives in Frankston on the Community Safety Statement 2019/20 website
- Read the latest crime statistics for Frankston by downloading a one-page fact sheet from the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.