The Community Safety Network (CSN) project concluded on 30 October 2019. This page contains an overview of the activities delivered as part of Frankston Community Safety Network.
Frankston community safety projects
In response to community engagement findings, police launched three unique projects:
- the Frankston First Network
- Drive Safe Frankston
- Frankston Traders workshops.
The Frankston First Network was designed to identify, educate and empower leaders from the community. Participants worked together to address the safety concerns raised during community engagement activities with police. Monthly education workshops covered topics such as grant writing, project management, visual merchandising, and home safety and are also open to the wider community.
Photos: Police and community members in Frankston attend the launch of the Frankston First Network project.
The Drive Safe Frankston campaign rose awareness within the community about the effects of dangerous driving. Police werer out during July and August rewarding P-plater’s exhibiting good driving behaviour with a voucher to be used with a local defensive driving company. The aim was grow the skill base of young drivers and build positive relationships with Victoria Police.
Watch the video on the Frankston Eyewatch Facebook page!
The Frankston Traders workshops have been held in conjunction with Council. They 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
Crime Stoppers Victoria asked Frankston residents to take action and consider how accessible their car keys are to potential car thieves as a part of the 'Consideration is key' campaign.
The two-week campaign featured on social media, in local newspapers and radio, in advertisement panels on shopping centres as well as with some community engagement activity.
- 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.