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:
Closed Circuit Television
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.
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.
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.