Community Outreach with Camden Local Area Command and Service NSW

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Community Outreach with Camden Local Area Command and Service NSW

Posted on: 19.07.2017

The safety of the community is a top priority for Wollondilly Shire Council and we are working closely with the Camden Local Area Command (LAC) and Service NSW on the “Hear Something, See Something, Say Something” community safety project.

The project will encourage and educate people on how to report a crime and community outreach days will be held where residents can speak to their local Crime Prevention Officer and Service NSW spokesperson. The next community outreach day will be held in Thirlmere.

Date: Saturday 22 July

Time: 9am -1pm

Place: Thirlmere Oval, 22-42 Oaks Street, Thirlmere

During the Community Outreach Day, Camden’s Local Area Command - Crime Prevention Officer will talk to the community about the different ways people can report a crime.

Service NSW will also be on hand to demonstrate how to report a crime through the NSW Police Portal and show residents how to complete the online form.

Mayor for Wollondilly, Judith Hannan, said, “Reporting crime is something we are all responsible for in our community. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Camden Local Area Command and Service NSW to raise awareness of the importance of reporting crimes and to highlight the many ways in which you can now report crime.’

“You can now report crime in so many different ways, from calling Crime Stoppers to using your smart phone and to report a crime online.”

Detective Inspector and Crime Manager for Camden LAC, Jayne Doherty, said, “Police and Government agencies use statistics drawn from crime reports to address development in areas and deployment of police. If people don't report crimes they are not able to be considered and so opportunities may be missed. To encourage greater reporting of crime NSW Police have introduced a variety of avenues available to the public to enable them to report crime of all different types.”

“Many members of the Community believe that the only reason to report crime is for Police to investigate or to support an insurance claim and so a lot of crime remains unreported. However Crime reporting is the basis of so many more activities that ensure the safety of our Community.”

 “No matter how you report a Crime it is reviewed by NSW Police and acted upon in the same way.”

The ways that the community can report crime are:

  1. Triple 000
  2. Crime stoppers 1800 333 000
  3. Police Assistance Line (PAL) 131 444
  4. NSW Police Force Community Portal
  5. The three Local Area Commands: Camden, St Mary’s and Campbelltown.