About the program

From July 1, you will see more police out and about in the community as part of the CommConnect initiative across the Eastern Region of Victoria.

CommConnect is a different approach to policing. Officers (usually at Sergeant level) will be assigned to engage with key stakeholders in specific sectors of the Police Service Area, more directly focusing resources to build stronger and more collaborative relationships.

Allocating ownership to a specific supervisor to keep our communities safe will increase presence and visibility and allow police to respond to and focus on victims and people in need in a more agile way.

As part of this process, local police are asking their communities what concerns they may have regarding policing in their local suburbs and townships and ways in which police can better connect and support the community to address those concerns. Each survey relates to a Local Government area, so please feel free to respond to the survey relevant to your area. Please know your information is totally confidential and will not identify you.

Please note that these surveys are not a way to report a specific crime.

If you would like to report a non-urgent crime or event, please use the Police Assistance Line on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000. If there is an emergency, please phone Victoria Police on 000.

Learn more

Your local Police Facebook Eyewatch page will keep you up to date with community initiatives, safety and crime prevention information and general policing updates. Get involved by following your local Eyewatch page and sharing the information with your network – your local police are waiting to connect with you.

Past Consultations

Privacy

Information collected in the survey is solely for the purpose of better understanding the community’s needs, and all respondents will remain anonymous. Any personal information you provide is collected and handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. The Victoria Police Privacy Statement can be viewed at http://www.police.vic.gov.au/privacy