Neighbourhood Watch Helps Mildura SecurityJune 14, 2012
Security comes in a range of forms and not all involve installing a range of products such as alarms and security cameras or hiring guarded patrols. One of the most effective forms of security is the community where people watch out for other people to keep residents, homes and businesses safe.
Mildura’s Neighbourhood Watch program is testimony to how effective the community can be as it has taken out three of the four possible awards in the Neighbourhood Watch Victorian awards. The highly coveted awards were the David Lentin Memorial Award given for the Operation Hot Spot Program which has helped reduce crime in the region, the Communication Award and the Award of Appreciation given to Jemmes Handy who has worked closely with local Indigenous children. The Mildura group is busy working on more initiatives and programs that will be implemented in the community over the coming months.
Neighbourhood Watch was established in Victoria 21 years ago and there are now 1300 Neighbourhood Watch areas servicing city and rural locations – a total of more than 900,000 households.
While security Mildura is our business, the welfare of the community is of greatest importance and we salute the Mildura Neighbourhood Watch program for their excellent effort. The time and commitment volunteers invest in these programs are a vital part of the fantastic communities we live in.