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Campaign to boost safety, reduce crime

ADDRESSING community safety concerns, Cumberland Council has launched a new ‘Living Safely’ campaign including a series of workshop to be delivered in partnership with NSW Police.
The campaign is in line with the five priority crimes identified in the Cumberland Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2018-2022, including fraud, robbery, stealing from a motor vehicle, break and enter dwelling and domestic and family violence.
Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research local government area (LGA) comparison figures from 2018, ranked Cumberland ninth out of 120 LGAs when in relation to the number of fraud offences, 17th for robberies, 37th for stealing from motor vehicle, 63rd for break and enter dwelling, and 60th for domestic violence related assaults.
Mayor Steve Christou said improving community safety and reducing crime was a priority for the council.
“It is paramount that our residents feel safe,” he said.
“I am proud that action is being taken to address the needs and concerns of local residents.
“I strongly encourage community members to participate in this opportunity to learn and become more aware of how they can contribute to a safer Cumberland.”
Co-delivered by a council officer and police representatives, the interactive workshops can be tailored to the interests and needs of community groups with modules including protecting yourself against scams, securing your home or vehicle, safety out and about, understanding domestic and family violence, and reporting crime.
The workshops can also be delivered to groups in different languages by the council’s Bilingual Community Educators and Police Multicultural Liaison Officers, including Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil and Urdu.
To register, contact the council’s crime prevention officer Teresa Russo on 8757 9788 or