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Community Safety Initiatives

The Shire of Northam is committed to ensuring continual improvements to community safety and a number of community safety initiatives (as outlined in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2016-2020) have been actioned to reduce the opportunity for crime in the Shire of Northam, based on feedback from our community. This includes:

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Shire of Northam CCTV

The Shire of Northam has installed a number CCTV cameras in Northam which are monitored by the Northam Police day and night. The network allows monitoring specifically by the Police, allowing them to respond before an incident escalates. The footage recorded by the CCTV cameras may also be used as evidence in the prosecution of offenders by Police and the Shire of Northam. Over the next few years the Shire of Northam is intending to expand its existing CCTV network.

Privately Owned CCTV

The Blue Iris CCTV Registry is a secure database that private CCTV owners can use to register their equipment. The state-wide database assists Police by providing to them information about the location of private CCTV. This does not give the Police live access to your footage however, they will have the opportunity to contact you and request use of your footage to help with their investigations.

Registration is free and more information can be found on the Blue Iris websitehttps://blueiris.police.wa.gov.au.

To register your CCTV, go to the Blue Iris CCTV Registration website.

Lock and Light Program

Together with key partners, the Shire of Northam is committed to ensuring continual improvements to community safety with a particular emphasis on minimising the occurrence and opportunity for criminal activity. 

The Lock & Light Program supports vulnerable residents who make up the majority of the soft targets in our community to live independently through improving their personal safety when in their homes. The program aims to increase their sense of wellbeing and improve their resilience to crime, whilst reducing their sense of vulnerability. 

The program will provide the opportunity for our vulnerable residents to have a home security assessment undertaken which will raise their awareness about what aspects of their homes are not secure. Each vulnerable resident will then be able to apply for funding up to an agreed limit for the installation of home security devices such as security doors, window locks, door peep holes, window security screens, sensor lighting, UV pens for property marking and identification purposes and information about crime prevention.

The installation of home security devices will decrease the opportunity for home burglary related crimes within our community. Publicity undertaken to support the project will also encourage the general community to become more safety conscious with their homes and this will contribute to the reduction of crime in the Shire of Northam.

For more information about the Lock and Light program, contact the Shire of Northam's Community Development Officer on 9622 6100 or email cdo@northam.wa.gov.au

Home Security Assessment Guide

You don’t have to be a security expert to keep your house safe from burglars. There are simple things you can do to improve your home security.

To support residents in taking an active role in reducing the opportunity for crime, the Shire of Northam’s Community Safety Committee has developed a Home Security Assessment Guide which can be used to identify security issues in their home.

It is recommended that the completed Home Security Assessment Guide is then taken to your local hardware store for advice on cost effective products to assist with securing your home.

 Bicycle Identification Card

Your bicycle is a valuable item and it can be an easy target for thieves. Thousands of bikes are stolen each year and many of these are recovered by the Police. Most cannot be identified and returned to their rightful owner because the identifying features are not recorded. 

Record your bicycle details below using the Shire of Northam Bicycle Identification Card and file it away. If your bicycle is ever stolen you can provide this card to the Police and increase the chance of your bicycle being returned to you.

BID Card

 Property Marking

From 01 February, property marking pens will be available from the Wundowie and Northam Libraries for community members to borrow. Marking your property makes ownership clear and gives you a greater chance of having your belongings returned if they are stolen.

This is an initiative of the Shire of Northam Community Safety Committee.

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