Local Government plays a central role in the planning, design, management and delivery of crime prevention programs and policies  in partnership with the local community and WA Police.

Many Local Governments have crime prevention and community safety plans, which guide local responses to reduce crime and other anti-social activity. In designing and planning these, Local Government's work with Police and other partners such as schools, housing authorities youth services to ensure community safety and wellbeing.  

Local Governments are also involved in graffiti removal, CCTV infrastructure investment and maintenance, and safety programs like  Neighborhood Watch.