The City of Belmont made history in 1997 when it became one of the first Councils in WA to provide residents with a 24 hour Community Watch patrol service.
The City currently operates three Community Watch vehicles, providing a 24 hour service throughout the year to residents and businesses. Both vehicles are equipped with CCTV for evidence gathering purposes.
The Community Watch officers respond to calls from City of Belmont residents and businesses to assist them with security concerns and issues in their community.
The City of Belmont works closely with WA Police to target areas of concern. The Community Watch officers patrol identified areas to provide a presence and to deter criminal or anti social activity.
The City of Belmont Community Watch duties include:
- Responding to requests and calls
- Holiday watch patrols – If you are going away you can request holiday watch patrols for your property
- Extra patrols – residents can request extra patrols in an area when they have concerns in their neighbourhood
- Assisting Police where required
- Protecting the City’s assets from damage
- Reporting damage and graffiti vandalism
- Patrolling crime or anti social behaviour hot spots identified by Police and residents.