New campaign to help residents live safely

Written by on 28 December 2019

Cumberland Council has launched a new community safety campaign ‘Living Safely’, delivered in partnership with NSW Police.

Protection against scams, home security, vehicle security and domestic and family violence are among the key priority areas addressed by the campaign.

“Improving community safety and reducing crime is a Cumberland Council priority. It is paramount that our residents feel safe,” said Mayor Steve Christou.

“The Living Safely campaign has been developed to address a number of actions in the Cumberland Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2018-2022.

“I am proud that action is being taken to address the needs and concerns of local residents. Council has strong partnerships with community, business owners and Police who work together to solve these issues.

“I strongly encourage community members to participate in this opportunity to learn and become more aware of how they can contribute to a safer Cumberland.”

The program will include workshops tailored to the varying interests and needs of community groups. There are six workshop ‘modules’ to choose from:

  1. Protecting yourself against scams
  2. Securing your home
  3. Securing your vehicle
  4. Safety out and about
  5. Understanding Domestic and Family Violence
  6. Reporting crime

The workshops will raise awareness about key crime and safety issues across the Cumberland LGA, educate community members on avoiding becoming victims of crime and encourage reporting to police.

The workshops can also be delivered to groups in different languages by Council’s Bilingual Community Educators and Police Multicultural Liaison Officers. Languages available include:

  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Somali
  • Tamil
  • Urdu

Living Safely will be co-delivered by a Council Officer and Police representatives to community groups through interactive workshops.

To register for one of the workshops, please contact Teresa Russo, Crime Prevention Officer on 8757 9788 or email

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