Officer wants Neighbourhood Watch

Acting Sergeant Dave Lemalu wants to bring back the Neighbourhood Watch program.
Acting Sergeant Dave Lemalu wants to bring back the Neighbourhood Watch program. Tom Huntly

WITH police resources in the region already stretched, there's never been a better time to look out for one another.

Gladstone Police crime prevention officer Acting Sergeant Dave Lemalu would like to re-introduce Neighbourhood Watch.

Act Sgt Lemalu said Neighbourhood Watch was one of the best crime prevention methods because it prevented opportunistic theft, created greater awareness and safety for children.

"It's about everyone keeping an eye on what's going on in their area. Where it's been implemented for a while, it's making a big difference," Act Sgt Lemalu said.

He said with Gladstone's transient and diverse population community awareness was important.

"It's so important in Gladstone with mums and dads working long hours," he said.

"We're working towards a strong and connected Gladstone community and something like Neighbourhood Watch does a whole heap to help."

Neighbourhood Watch was active in some parts of Gladstone until last year.

Act Sgt Lemalu is calling for expressions of interest, phone Gladstone Police Station on 4971 3222 and leave your name and number.

Topics:  crime prevention neighbour neighbourhood watch police

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