HOW do we make Fremantle safer?
That will be the focus of a community forum at Fremantle town hall on Monday night (November 12), where locals residents and business owners will share ideas with WA Police, service organisations, Freo council and the state government.
Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt says feedback at the forum will help shape a new community safety and crime prevention plan.
“Fremantle is largely a safe, fun and friendly place, but there is more that we can do together to make it more inviting,” he said.
“The forum on Monday provides us with a good opportunity to hear from the community what is working well and also what we could do in future to ensure Freo remains a safe and welcoming city.”
At the forum, senior police sergeant Brad Warburton will provide the latest crime and safety statistics, and explain how the restructuring of WA Police will see more officers stationed in Fremantle.
In April police commissioner Chris Dawson announced changes to metropolitan police districts, with additional resources given to Perth and Fremantle because they were entertainment precincts.
The city’s network of security cameras is set to be expanded after council approved a new CCTV strategy last month, with an additional 25 cameras to be installed using a $928,000 federal government grant.
The “Freo Today – City Centre Forum” will start at 6pm.