Your community has spoken!

Greater Shepparton residents completed more than 780 community safety surveys during our 2018 community consultation to identify your local safety concerns.

If you completed an online survey via Engage Victoria, or were one of the many residents that shared your insights to Victoria Police at the Greater Shepparton Community Safety Network (CSN) engagement activities between July and October, 2018, we thank you for your involvement.

We heard what you had to say about safety in Greater Shepparton. Analysis of your feedback told us that you are very concerned about drug related violence, burglaries and violent crime. Family violence and dangerous driving were also issues that greatly concerned our community. Your community safety ideas are highly valued and will be taken into consideration for the next stage of our local CSN (to find out more read the What’s next section below).

Latest crime statistics

Read the latest crime statistics for Greater Shepparton by downloading a one-page fact sheet from the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.

Local community safety initiatives

Victoria Police are continually using intelligence to conduct operations to address community concerns, with Youth tasking, Criminal Investigation Unit, Shepparton Highway Patrol, Proactive Unit and external stakeholders working together on crime priorities.

Greater Shepparton police have a good working relationships with local safety groups and external providers to support the community around crime prevention initiatives and techniques. Police encourage the community to report crime as it occurs, which helps police to quickly apprehend offenders who are committing crimes in the community, ensuring these people appear before the courts. The community can also provide information via Crime Stoppers.

Our new youth specialist position have been created and filled in our police Division to further assist local police engage with young people, which includes working with other agencies to identify young people vulnerable to criminality and divert them from becoming involved in criminal activities.

Watch a short video about the results of the recent police community engagement in Shepparton:

What’s next for your Community Safety Network

Victoria Police and Department of Justice and Community Safety continue to looking closely at the information gathered from the face-to-face engagement activities and online surveys. This analysis and insights has been fed into the newly formed Greater Shepparton local community safety committee, who have already met twice. Your feedback and ideas are forming part of the project selection process before they oversee the delivery of community safety initiatives in our community. The committee has representatives from a diverse range of community groups.

If you would like to receive further information about the Greater Shepparton CSN project, and you haven’t already; enter your email address into the ‘Stay informed’ section on this page.

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