Latrobe community safety project
Latrobe police have been busy running a variety of engagement and crime prevention activities across Morwell, Moe and Traralgon in recent months to link in and build stronger relationships in the community.
More than 2,500 people attended the Latrobe Emergency Services and Community Expo on 18 November, enjoying free games and one-on-on interaction with the local Crime Investigation Unit, Highway Patrol and State Emergency Service crew.
Open days have also been held at Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Churchill police stations, with more than 150 people taking the opportunity to get to know their local police over a coffee and BBQ lunch.
Several other initiatives have been held including four 'Snag and Soup with a Cop' sessions outside Morwell Police Station, a pen pal program and the annual Latrobe Neighbourhood Watch Mural Arts Project which saw more than 100 students participate with work now on show across Latrobe City. The artworks depict the important role emergency services play in our community.
Crime Stoppers ‘Dob in a dealer’ campaign
On 22 July, Crime Stoppers Victoria will launch the ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign, aiming to stop the supply chain of illicit drugs. Crime Stoppers Victoria is asking the residents to support the community by reporting any suspicious drug dealing behaviour confidentially 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 Latrobe Eyewatch Facebook page
- Find out more about community safety initiatives in Latrobe on the Community Safety Statement 2018/19 website
- Fine out more about your local Neighbourhood Watch at nhw.com.au
- For crime prevention tips and resources visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au
- Read the latest crime statistics for Larobe by downloading a one-page fact sheet by the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.