Come and see us at the Ferny Grove Festival at the Ferny Grove State School, tomorrow Saturday 7 October from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Give aways and helpful home security information.
Be wary of scam telephone calls, there is another wave of “Telstra Support scam calls”. See Stay Smart on Line for more details.
Two incidents were reported:
Break and enter, dwelling – Archdale Rd Ferny Grove. Entry via an unlocked sliding door, during the day. Mobile phones and keys stolen.
It is essential to keep your house/car secure even when you are at home.
Wilful damage – Mc Ginn Rd. Ferny Grove. Graffiti.
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Two incidents of stealing from premises were reported, McGinn Road – school and a shop. No other details are available.
No crimes reported in Ferny Grove last week.
There were several reports from nearby suburbs of stealing car registration plates.
Go here to get hints on securing your car.
The Government has initiated a review of the operation of the National Triple Zero operator. You can read the terms of reference and have your say at Tripple Zero Review.
Technologies have come a long way since Triple Zero (000) was established in 1961. Triple Zero is a ‘voice only’ service, but today mobile phones, text messaging, email and smartphone apps dominate the communications landscape.
That’s why the Australian Government is reviewing the operation of the national Triple Zero operator. The review will explore how the service can respond to new technologies and changing community expectations.
For instance, the recently launched Emergency + Smartphone App, which displays the phone’s GPS coordinates for the caller to read out to the emergency operator is a great example of how modern technology can be used to improve the Triple Zero service.Recently, when a 27-year old woman was bitten by a snake while running, she downloaded the Emergency+ app so she could pinpoint her location to receive medical attention as soon as possible.
- Creates safer neighbourhoods.
- Reduces and prevents local crime.
- Reduces the fear of crime.
- Addresses anti-social behaviour.
- Builds greater community spirit.
- Helps build links with other community groups in the same area.
- Assists in the apprehension of criminals through members providing information direct to the police.Improves the quality of life of residents in the area.
- Criminals don’t like Neighbourhood watch schemes
- You are 80 per cent less likely to be targeted by criminals if you live in a Neighbourhood Watch area.