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SAFETY ADVICE FOR RESIDENTS

Detailed information on the following topics can be found in the [ Victoria Police Residential Information Kit. ] (pdf, 1.1MB)


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FRAUD

Fraudulent behaviour or fraud is an act that is dishonest or deceitful in order to obtain some unjust advantage over someone else. Fraudulent acts can involve theft, making false statements, evasion, manufacturing information or acts of omission.


ELECTRONIC CRIME (E-Crime)

Electronic Crime or E-Crime involves the use of electronic devices, such as computers or storage devices etc to commit an offence.


SCAMS AND DOOR TO DOOR SALES

Scams are designed to trick you into giving away your money or your personal details. Scams come to you in many forms – by mail, email, telephone, over the internet and door-to door. There are several methods scammers use to steal your money or personal details.


BURGLARLY AND THEFT

Having your home broken into can be an extremely distressing experience. Many people feel violated with the thought of a stranger going through their personal belongings. There are however, simple and effective measures you can implement to signifcantly reduce the incidence of burglary at your home.


PERSONAL SAFETY

We all have the right to feel and be safe as we go about our daily lives. We all react differently to situations and safety can mean different things to different people. We don’t want to live in a state of paranoia but we need to have a healthy regard for our own safety and well being.


VEHICLE SAFETY

Generally there are two types of car thieves, the opportunist and the professional. Professional car thieves steal cars for money, are usually organised and work in teams. A car stolen by a professional will generally be given a new identity and re sold. A car stolen by an opportunist will usually be taken as a means of transport or to be used to break another law. These cars are usually recovered but in a damaged state.


PARTY SAFE

Party Safe provides information to help minimise the risk of having intoxicated guests or gatecrashers ruining your party. Registering your party with the police will provide the police with the information they need to know if they are called to your party to deal with a disturbance.


NEIGHBOURHOOD DISPUTES

There are guidelines to noises that can be made at specifc times. However police will look at the circumstances surrounding the noise and use discretion when enforcing laws in regard to noise. Mediation Centres are available to assist in resolving disputes as an alternative to legal action. Mediation can help people reach their own agreements in a co-operative way. Parties have control over their dispute and takeresponsibility for the outcome.


GARAGE AND SHED SECURITY

Keep sheds and garages locked at all times


PROPERTY DAMAGE

Graffti without permission is illegal and classifed as a criminal offence, the (Graftti Prevention Act 2007). If you see someone doing graffti, you should call the police on 000


FAMILY VIOLENCE

Family violence is unacceptable in any form and includes various behaviours.