Community safety

What is community safety?

Community safety aims to "increase the ability of people to go about daily life with little fear for their own safety, or of others" (Penrith City Council)

Safer communities are ones where all individuals make daily economic and social choices without the fear of becoming a victim of crime or of feeling unsafe. Community safety tackles issues that are both real and perceived.

Given that both real and perceived fears can impact on the value of community life, community safety programs aim to provide individual communities with the ability to address their own safety concerns, using a number of innovative approaches.

Community safety is linked to a quality of life where the community live without fear or hindrance from crime.

Community safety meetings

PACC meeting

The next meeting of the Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee (PACC) will be held on Monday 13 February 2017 in the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 9:30am to 11:30am.

The PACC meet quarterly to address Aboriginal issues associated with community safety and crime. These meetings are not forums for broader community issues but are open to the Aboriginal community and are inclusive of gender and age. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend. For more information, please contact Inspector Stuart Campbell at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

CSPC meeting

The Community Safety Precinct Committee (CSPC) meeting will be held at Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 10am on Tuesday 14 February 2017.

The CSPC is the forum through which the NSW Police Force and Government agencies consult the community and other key stakeholders on crime prevention and community safety issues at a local level. Local Area Commanders also present accurate local crime information and raise awareness of crime prevention approaches.

CSPC’s allow local Councils and community members to meet with Police Local Area Commanders and share their perspectives on local crime.