Acting Senior Constable Julie Meinberg at the Gladstone Police Station, is promoting the Crime Prevention Fun Day.
Acting Senior Constable Julie Meinberg at the Gladstone Police Station, is promoting the Crime Prevention Fun Day. Chrissy Harris

Fun day to help prevent crime

CRIME prevention is a whole-of-community effort, and that is what Gladstone District Police will be looking for this month.

October is national Crime Prevention Month and to mark the occasion Gladstone District Police will host a Crime Prevention Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 16.

To be held at the Gladstone PCYC from 9am to 1pm, the event will coincide with the PCYC’s annual Open Day.

The joint celebrations will feature a range of emergency services displays, demonstrations, presentations, samples and prize giveaways.

A jumping castle will be operating for the children plus there will be a sausage sizzle and a special visit by Queensland Police Service mascot Clancy the Bear.

Gladstone District Crime Prevention Coordinator Acting Senior Constable Julie Meinberg said members of the community were also being encouraged to bring their valuables with free property identification being conducted on the day.

Acting Senior Constable said bikes, scooters, electrical equipment, jewellery and any other household or personal valuables could be brought along to be engraved or photographed for identification.

“We will be taking photographs on the day of people’s property and burning it to a disc for them to take home as proof of ownership,” Acting Senior Constable Meinberg said.

“The day is all about education and awareness to support this year’s theme ‘Be a part of it’.”



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