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Safety & Security

03 Mar 2020

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Community safety

On Saturday November 30, members from Southbank Police Station, Melbourne Proactive Policing Unit and Melbourne Highway Patrol held the inaugural Southbank Community Safety and Security Day at Boyd Community Hub. The day was a huge success!

The most popular activity was the bike engraving. Engraving your bike with your driver’s licence number improves the chances of it being returned to you if it is stolen and handed in to a police station.

Members from the Proactive Policing Unit spoke with Southbank apartment residents about crime prevention specific to their living arrangements. Did you know that there is a self-assessment tool available online for vertical living? It is available on the Victoria Police website: police.vic.gov.au.

There is also a residential security kit. If you are unable to locate these online, please email the Proactive Policing Unit at the following address and a copy will be supplied to you: ND1-PROACTIVE-POLICING-UNIT-OIC@police.vic.gov.au 

Police members were kept busy answering questions regarding road safety and bicycle/motorcycle safety. One-way anti-theft screws were supplied to residents to fit to their private vehicles to reduce the risk of number plates being removed and used for illegal purposes.

If you are disappointed that you missed out on the chance to liaise with your local police, you have another opportunity! Police members will attend the Southbank Community Day, which includes the official opening of Boyd Park, on Saturday, March 21 from 10am until 4pm. There will be kids’ police uniforms and kids’ activities so bring the entire family along. Don’t forget to bring your bikes to be engraved. See you there!  •

Snr Sgt Alex O'Toole

Station Commander - Southbank Police Station

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