The City of Armadale has long recognised the value of working collaboratively to prevent crime and enhance community safety.
The matters of law and order cannot be solely the responsibility of the Police and state agencies. We can all take complementary to help make our district a safer place.
Find out about crime prevention programs below and how you can get involved.
The City has installed 27 fixed and Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras throughout Jull Street, Memorial Park and the City's Administration block.
The CCTV cameras will:
- Detect and deter crime
- Reduce the fear of crime
- Provide the ongoing security infrastructure to support the development of the Armadale City Centre.
All incidents should be reported to the Armadale Police, who in turn will request footage from the City of Armadale.
The system is linked to the Armadale Police Station and registered with Blue Iris (Ext.).
Neighbourhood Watch aims to create a safe and secure community, by encouraging people to know their neighbours and report any unusual behaviour in and around their area.
Armadale Neighbourhood Watch is run by a group of committed volunteers, who are always looking for new volunteers.
For more information or to get involved, contact Armadale Neighbourhood Watch by:
- Phone: 0497 675 920;
- Email; or
- In person at the Armadale Town Hall on Mondays or Fridays between 10am to noon.
Street Meet n Greet allows you and your neighbours to gather for an informal barbecue and get to know each other, promoting neighbourhood security through the program.
Hosting a Street Meet n Greet can help to:
- Strengthen communities to build better relationships with the people who live around you
- Create a safer, healthier and more vibrant suburb
- Promote tolerance, respect and understanding
- Break down community barriers
- Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.
Once neighbours make initial contact with each other, connections will continue to grow.
Organising a barbeque can have many flow-on effects including:
- Forming new friendships
- Increased safety within your street
- A reduction in social isolation.
In order to make your event a success, Neighbourhood Watch has a number of items to assist you on the day including:
- A host information package
- An BBQ and activity trailer available for hire
- A resident’s home security pack
- Some giveaways to give to your neighbours for participating in the barbecue.
To organise a Street n Greet contact Neighbourhood Watch on 9399 3514.
Eyes on the Street is a coordinated intelligence gathering program which encourages State Government agencies, local governments and businesses to identify and record suspicious behaviour and report it to police.
A number of City of Armadale staff work throughout the City and report suspicious or criminal activity.
Members of the public can report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Peoples' behaviour, particularly in terms of the possibility of offending, as well as an individual's perception about their safety, can be influenced by the design of an environment.
Good design can reduce opportunities for offending and improve feelings of safety.
The planning and design of places, spaces and buildings can assist in reducing crime through improvements to:
To find out more about crime prevention through environment design visit the Australian Institute of Criminology.