The City of Armadale has developed a Community Safety Handbook to help promote a safer community. This Handbook can be easily downloaded below. Hard copies are also available from the City of Armadale Administration Centre or you can email email@example.com to request that a hard copy be posted to you.
The City of Armadale CPTED pilot project is designed to reduce the opportunities of crime in Seville Grove and Camillo through the principles and practice of CPTED.
The project is funded by the Department of Justice. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment for a free safety audit of your property.
The City of Armadale's Security Incentive Scheme offers rebates to help residents improve the level of security within their home by installing security devices. Rebates up to the value of $200 (or $250 for approved concession card holders) are available for the following home security devices:
- Home intruder alarms
- CCTV systems
- Keyed window locks
- Security sensor lights
- Security screen doors
- Security window screens
The project was funded in 2021 by the Department of Justice through their Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program.
The Security Incentive Scheme has closed for this financial year. The Scheme will reopen in July 2022 with no further applications being accepted until the scheme reopens.
There are many simple changes you can make to lessen the risk of crime in and around your community.
Some general home security tips to be aware of include:
- Ensure doors and windows are locked at all times
- Make sure your house and street number are clearly visible from the street
- Empty your letterbox regularly and make sure it is secured
- Lock all gates, garage doors and sheds when not in use
- Install a monitored alarm system and/or security light to deter intruders
- Ensure doors and windows are fitted with security screens
- Avoid hiding a set of house or car keys outside of your home
- Engrave and photograph your valuables in case of theft
- Record serial numbers of valuables
- Get to know your neighbours
- Become a member of Neighbourhood Watch
If you are going away:
- Inform your neighbours and get them to keep watch of your property
- Arrange for someone to collect your mail regularly
- Leave a spare set of keys with a friend or family member
- Cancel any regular deliveries such as newspapers
- Set timers for your TV and lights to switch on and off at regular times
- Before you leave ensure all windows and doors are secure