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Neighbourhood Watch is a proven Police and community partnership introduced to help control the crime rate, especially burglary and theft.

November 2022 Newsletter

CWAC Event at Fairview Wednesday 9th November was an exciting day for the Fairview Primary School community as it hosted its first Cuppa With A Cop event! This was a great opportunity for the school community to chat

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October 2022 Newsletter

Mental Health Week World Mental Health Day falls during October this year. The theme for mental health day this year is “Look after your mental health, Australia!” Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors

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September 2022 Newsletter

Crime Stoppers Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania works closely with Crime Stoppers to help prevent and solve crime. This month Crime Stoppers have particularly asked us to reinforce their key messages about who to contact depending on the type of

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Our aims are to empower the community of New Norfolk to:

Identify, understand  and address issues that affect our local community safety

Learn more about practical ways to improve personal and home security

Improve crime knowledge, prevention, detection and reporting

Promote community well-being and increased feelings of safety

Improve community harmony by increasing communication and collaboration

Get to know your neighbourhood and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police

know your rights

Know your rights and the law

Access to plain language information is available

crime reporting

Learn about crime reporting

It's not hard to report an incident through the proper channels

engraving

Mark your possessions

NW Shop
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Bunnings

crime statistics

Review crime reports and stats

Awareness of incident history and patterns aids prevention

Safety

Have you noticed any suspicious behaviour lately? . . . incidents, events, people or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place . . . such as:

  • Someone carrying property e.g. electronic equipment, office equipment, a locked bike, at an unusual time or location
  • Someone going door to door without appropriate identification
  • A vehicle cruising the street repeatedly
  • Someone forcing their way into a locked vehicle
  • Different people buying something from a vehicle
  • Lots of traffic going to and from a house every day
  • One or more people sitting in a car checking out the street
  • Someone being forced into a vehicle
  • Someone showing unusual mental or physical symptoms. They might have been in an accident or need other medical or physical help
  • Unusual noises like alarms, gunshots, yelling, fighting sounds, dogs barking non-stop

What do you do?

  • Stay calm and breathe
  • Think about the date, time and where the incident is happening
  • Call the Police on 000 in an emergency, or 131 444
  • Answer the questions that you are asked (you can be anonymous, you don’t have to give them your name)
  • Tell them what is happening
  • Stay on the phone
  • If it’s safe, keep watching and report what is happening
  • Take photos with your phone only if it is safe
  • Do not approach the person directly