Crime prevention and safety
Council involvement in community safety and crime prevention initiatives is often in partnership with police and other government and non-government organisations.
The Local Government Crime Prevention and Safety Network meets four times a year to share information about best-practice crime prevention in the community. To join this email list, contact Elizabeth Robertson, LGNSW Senior Policy Officer.
Crime prevention and safety is also an integral consideration in the work of the NSW Night Time Economy Councils' Committee.
Councils also have a role to play in terrorism prevention and response. This is the first time local government has been noted in a Commonwealth counter-terrorism strategy or plan under the Federal Government’s 2017 Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism.
Five councils across Australia recently trialled programs to contribute to the Department of Social Services’ Local Government Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Toolkit. LGNSW member councils also resolved at the 2016 Annual Conference to develop and implement specific family and domestic violence policy and procedures, and adopt a zero-tolerance of domestic violence in all forms.
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