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 Governments 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.

State CCTV Register 'Cam-Map WA'

Cam-Map is the State Government's CCTV register, an integrated network of public and private CCTV cameras. Cam-Map WA replaces the former 'Blue Iris' system which is now defunct. The comprehensive database of CCTV cameras monitoring public spaces gives police a technological edge when investigating serious crime, because the register acts as a virtual map of CCTV camera locations. The collection, use and storage of CCTV images and footage from the register will be governed by strict guidelines and procedures to ensure it is only used for its intended purpose. Local Governments are ecouraged to register their systems with Cam-Map WA to improve community safety across WA. Register here.

State Graffiti Vandalism Strategy 2019-2021

The State Graffiti Taskforce has developed a guiding document for the delivery of graffiti management across the state. The vision of the Strategy is to reduce graffiti vandalism to contribute to Western Australians feeling safe living in their communities. The vision will be achieved through the following three goals:

  1. promote partnerships
  2. reporting and removing graffiti vandalism, and
  3. prevention of and policing graffiti vandalism.

A copy of the State Graffiti Vandalism Strategy is available here.
 

Local Government Community Safety Network (LGCSN)

The purpose of the Local Government Community Safety Network (LGCSN) is to support and assist Local Governments, the WA Police and stakeholders to effectively support and work together to address safety and crime prevention issues in the community. WALGA is a representative on this group on behalf of Local Governments.
 

Local Government Community Safety Network - 2019 Conference

The Local Government Community Safety Network 2019 Conference was held on Wednesday, 4 September 2019.

The presentations from the Conference are available below:
 

 

Local Government Community Safety Network Symposium - November 2019

The Local Government Community Safety Network Symposium was hosted by the City of Stirling on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. The Program is available here.

The presentations from the Symposium are available below:

Local Government Community Safety Network Digital Forum - August 2020

The Local Government Community Safety Network Digital Forum was hosted by the City of Melville on Thursday, 27 August 2020. The Program is available here.

The presentations from the Forum are available here: