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.

Image shows 16 people standing in front of CFA, MFB and Victoria Police vehicles. Some of the people are uniformed police officers, uniformed fire services officers.

Photo: Hayley Mills, Latrobe Valley Express

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.

two images: the one on the left is of stalls outside the Moe police station. The stall on the left is for Neighbourhood Watch and the stall on the right is for the BBQ. The second image on the right is of two police horses and two mounted police officers

Moe Police Station open day

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.

Image of the Sacred Heart Primary School Mural showing an SES truck on the right with SES volunteers helping injured people. In the background there is a car crash involving three cars.

Artwork by Sacred Heart Primary School

Mural painted by Morwell Central Primary School. The image depicts a weaving titled 'Police weaving our community together'. There are 54 different images representative of the title with the design making it look like a quilt.

Artwork by Morwell Central Primary School

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.

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