October is Safer Melville Month

October will be Safer Melville Month for the City, with the first event kicking off on Thursday 29 September, giving the community a month of opportunity to understand how they can help improve safety and security in their home and local area.

October will be Safer Melville Month for the City, with the first event kicking off on Thursday 29 September, giving the community a month of opportunity to understand how they can help improve safety and security in their home and local area.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said a range of activities would focus on the more vulnerable groups in our community, with free Constable Care performances for children aged 5 to 12, as well as free Seniors Safety Information Sessions.

“Creating a Safer Melville is up to all of us and by giving the community access to safety tips and education we enable them to take action and responsibility for their own home, their surrounds and personal protection,” said Mayor Aubrey.

“We have always had a focus on safety in the month of October, which is an important opportunity to provide information but more significantly helps to empower and activate the community to play their part.

“This year we are encouraging people to attend a Safer Melville event to access a range of safety tips, but also to understand how important it is for them to stay informed, as connected communities are safe communities. 

There are many things residents can to help promote a Safer Melville:

Sign up to the ewatch newsletter at www.ewatch.com.au for safety and crime prevention updates from local police and the City of Melville.  

If on social media follow local police @MurdochPol and @PalmyraPol on Twitter, or like the South Metro District - WA Police Facebook page.

  • Report suspicious behaviour! Help solve the puzzle – your information could be vital.
  • Who you gonna call? Emergencies – 000 Non-urgent police attendance – 131 444 Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000
  • Complete a home safety checklist! - Don’t make it easy for criminals to get into your home.  Deter crime by completing the City’s checklist.  
  •  Keep your belongings! - What gets left is an invitation for theft.  Theft from cars may only take a few seconds.  Whether it’s a mobile phone, gym bag or handful of loose coins, thieves will take it so never leave valuables in your car.
  • Be a great neighbour! - A good neighbour cares about their neighbours and community.  A great neighbour gets to know, looks out for and helps neighbours and their community.  Be a part of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) – it’s as simple as swapping contact details with your neighbours.  There are plenty of ways to get involved.  For more information visit www.nhw.wa.gov.au or to register your interest call NHW WA on 9222 1513. 

Visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelvillemonth for details of the events schedule. Bookings are a must!

For more information regarding Safer Melville month, to receive a Safer Melville booklet you can also visit www.melvillecity.com.au/safermelvillemonth or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.