The Standard: (Vic police) launch survey to better understand community safety concerns

Whether it’s drugs, road safety or family violence, police want to learn more about the community’s concerns so they can work to address them.

South-west police launched a new anonymous survey on Thursday seeking community input about the best way to utilise police resources and to better understand safety concerns.

Speaking from Warrnambool’s Civic Green, Inspector Paul Marshall said results of the South-West Safety Survey would provide a greater insight into community concerns about issues such as road safety, family violence, internet scams, drugs and farm crime.

“We want to know what the community thinks and feels,” Inspector Marshall said.

Inspector Martin Hardy urged the community to take part in the short five-question survey, which is available online or in hard copy until December 30.

“The survey will allow us to identify local issues and with local input we can identify solutions that suit both the community and Victoria Police, to achieve our number one goal which is community safety,” he said.

Those living in Warrnambool, Moyne or Corangamite will be able to access the survey via a link or QR code to ensure their voice is heard.

Hard copies will also be available at local police stations.

The survey is completely anonymous, with people just asked to nominate their closes police station.

The survey forms part of the broader Western Region Police Strategy – Community Web of Protection with the single focus of ensuring community safety.

You can view the survey here.

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