The City of Fremantle's community safety rangers deal with a variety of issues that occur throughout the City, including dog control, illegal dumping, littering and off-road vehicles.
We are involved in the following community safety initiatives:
Our rangers work in partnership with local police and other organisations to achieve a safer community for all, and are responsible for compliance and administration of a range of state acts and local laws.
As part of their responsibilities in administering the acts and laws, our rangers aim to resolve problems through discussion, negotiation and public education to achieve voluntary compliance.
The City of Fremantle, Fremantle Police, and WA Police community engagement division invites you to the launch of Business Beat. Business Beat is an opportunity for local business to connect with police regarding criminal issues that are occuring or are trending in the Fremantle area.
What will you gain:
- receive a Business Beat crime prevention pack
- become a member of Business Beat e-newsletter
- receive eyes on the street training and information
- information from the City of Fremantle an the Fremantle Chambers of Commerce
- opportunity to discuss issues relating to your business and crime
- information on armed robbery prevention traing
- join the key holder register.
When: Wednesday 29 May 7.00 am to 9.00 am
Where: Fremantle Council of Chambers 16 Phillimore street, Fremantle 08 9335 2711
RSVP: Friday 24 May on 08 9222 1845.
The City of Fremantle is an active partner in the Eyes on the Street initiative, a coordinated intelligence gathering program which encourages state government agencies, local governments and businesses to identify and record suspicious behaviour and report it to police.
The program aims to establish partnerships between the Office of Crime Prevention, Western Australian Police and organisations whose workers spend their days on the streets and are therefore in the best position to witness and report suspicious or criminal activity.
Eyes on the Street increases police intelligence about goings-on in the local area and the high visibility of members' branded vehicles helps deter crime.
There are currently 172 Eyes on the Street partners, including:
- major shopping centres
- local governments including the City of Fremantle
- educational institutions
- government agencies/departments
- industry bodies.
This program is the result of a partnership between the Office of Crime Prevention, local Police and the City's rangers. It aims to reduce burglaries in the City of Fremantle by alerting residents when there has been a burglary in their area. When a burglary is reported to police, rangers will deliver packages to the neighbours of the affected household to let them know that there has been a burglary in their area and provide them with information on how to reduce their risk of being targeted by burglars.
The City has installed CCTV cameras which are monitored over the busiest periods of the day and night. The network allows monitoring staff to alert police, Nyoongar Patrol and a range of other services to incidents of antisocial behaviour as they occur, allowing them to respond before the incident escalates. The footage recorded by the CCTV cameras may also be used as evidence in the prosecution of offenders by police and the City. Over the next few years the City is intending to expand its existing CCTV network to cover more of the CBD. The City also has a mobile CCTV unit that can be placed in identified hotspots or be used at special events.
Nyoongar Patrol (also known as Walyup Mort), is partly funded by the City of Fremantle and performs a vital role in reducing anti-social behavior on our streets. The Nyoongar Patrol aims to reduce negative interaction and conflict between indigenous people with law enforcement agencies using mediation skills.
The patrol provides free transportation out of the City to those that require it and offers referrals to other agencies when needed. They also deliver social and welfare services to indigenous people who are homeless, affected by substances, display anti-social behaviour, are a risk to themselves and the general community.
Patrol times are:
Monday to Thursday: 11.30 am-6.30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8.30 pm-3.30 am.
To contact the Nyoongar Patrol phone 0405 307 132.
The City of Fremantle has formed a strategic partnership with Western Australian Police to establish FreoWATCH - an email based system designed to keep residents and businesses of Fremantle informed about crime prevention.
It provides information on what is happening in the area and wider City, regarding matters such as suspicious persons, increased burglar activity and crime prevention techniques.
FreoWATCH works by a police officer sending a crime alert email to the City of Fremantle community safety office. The community safety officer will email this information to all the people registered in the area of interest with a description of what to look out for.
You can become a part of FreoWATCH by emailing email@example.com and providing your name, address, contact number and organisation (if applicable).
CBD Safety and Liaison Officer
The patrol consists of two trained CBD safety and liaison officers in the city centre from Monday to Sunday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. The officers are patrolling the city centre on foot and in a random pattern, with particular attention being given to areas where anti-social activity is known to occur.
The role of the safety and liaison officers includes establishing and maintaining contact with the business community in the city centre, responding to calls from the business community when anti-social behaviour has been identified, acting as a deterrent to truancy, escorting city workers to their vehicles and liaising with local police and the Nyoongar Patrol as necessary.
The officers have held similar roles in the past and have also undergone extensive training specific to their role in Fremantle.
To contact the officers for assistance, local businesses can call either 0417 512 076 or 0408 919 412.