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Community safety

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-2022

Creating and supporting an environment and community where its residents feel safe and secure is a priority for the Town of Mosman Park. Community safety is about more than just the level of crime that exists in a community but also about the community’s perceived level of safety. There are many factors that influence how safe people feel in a community. Improving community safety requires all sections of the community to work together and build partnerships to create a safer environment for people to work, live and play in.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019-22 builds on the Town’s existing community safety activities and the Town’s previous Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plans. The Plan contains three broad strategies developed to address community concerns.

This plan was developed in consultation with stakeholders, local residents, schools, community groups and businesses to obtain the communities’ feedback about community safety and crime prevention in the Town of Mosman Park. A review of crime statistics was also undertaken to examine crime trends and factors affecting crime rates in the community.

 

Hospital Emergency Departments

Please note that with the closure of the emergency department at Fremantle Hospital in February 2015, the closest emergency department to the Town of Mosman Park is at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, located at Hospital Avenue, Nedlands. Other nearby options include:

 

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency Only 000
Police Attendance 131 444
Cottesloe Police Station 9286 7777
Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000
SES Hotline 132 500
Neighbourhood Watch State Office 9356 0558
ATCO Gas (Emergency) 131 352
Western Power (Emergency) 131 351
Water Corporation (Emergency) 131 375

 

Home Security Rebate Scheme

The Home Security Rebate Scheme supports residents in taking a proactive role in deterring home burglaries within the Town by offering a rebate to subsidise the cost of installing home security devices such as intruder alarms, CCTV cameras, and security screens for windows and doors, sensor lights, keyed window locks and door deadlocks.

Rebates of up to $200 per application (or $250 for Pension or Health Care Card Holders) will be provided for new installations of the above devices when purchased and fitted by a licenced security agent (or electrician for sensor lights). Rebates may also be available for work completed up to six months prior to application.

More information and copies of the application form are available to download  here, from the Council administration building, or by contacting the Town’s Community Development Team on 9383 6600 or email community@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au.

 

Graffiti Wipes

As part of the Town’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan, the Town of Mosman Park is offering residents free Graffiti Wipes.

Graffiti Wipes are available FREE OF CHARGE from the Town of Mosman Park’ Administration Centre, The Grove Library and the Mosman Park Community Men’s Shed. Graffiti Wipes are environmentally friendly, non-flammable, biodegradable, water soluble, non-toxic and safe to use on most surfaces.

Users are responsible for the safe use of this product in accordance with the product information and safety directions on the packet.

 

Engrave Your Valuables

As part of our ongoing commitment to safety within our community, the Town of Mosman Park has a number of engravers available for Mosman Park residents to use, at no cost.

To borrow an engraver, an adult with a current drivers licence will need to register their details at Council’s administration office, at which time they will be provided with an engraver. Engravers will be loaned for up to one week.

Australian Police forces recommend that owner’s valuables be engraved with their Driver’s License number prefixed by the first letter of their state of residence. This will enable faster identification of stolen goods.

The engravers are an initiative of the WA Police Service’ Neighbourhood Watch program, which is sponsored by RAC and Channel 10. The Town of Mosman Park proudly supports the program.

 

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is facilitated by the WA Police and is aimed at making individuals aware of crime prevention initiatives and activities in and around the home, within rural communities, by the ocean and in schools.

It is about working together as a community to improve our personal safety and household security. Most importantly, it is about encouraging interaction and a sense of responsibility between neighbours and communities.

Neighbourhood Watch is about you, your local neighbourhood, the wider community and the WA Police working together to establish and maintain a safer community by:

  • reducing violence, crime and fear
  • building a safer community
  • preventing crime that affects you
  • enhancing effective communication
  • developing community spirit.

For more information visit Neighbourhood Watch WA online: www.nhw.wa.gov.au or call 9356 0558