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Neighbourhood Watch meetings are an ideal opportunity for community members to share their concerns and grievances with the local Police. The partnership between the community and the Police is a real plus for both parties. The Police gain assistance with criminal investigations and community members gain information about crime prevention and community safety. The Shire of Capel encourages all members and residents to get involved and come along to Neighbourhood Watch meetings.
If you would prefer Neighbourhood Watch meetings to be held during daylight hours, please contact Donna Sims, Community Safety and Crime Prevention Coordinator on 9727 0222.
BOYANUP NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
The Boyanup Neighbourhood Watch Meetings are held on Tuesdays at the Jack and Mary Kitchen Community Centre, commencing at 3.00pm. Dates are as follows:
CAPEL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
The Capel Neighbourhood Watch Meetings are held on Tuesdays at the Capel Community Centre, commencing at 5.30pm. Dates are as follows:
DALYELLUP NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
The Dalyellup Neighbourhood Watch Meetings are held on Mondays at the Dalyellup Community Centre, commencing at 6.30pm. Dates are as follows:
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NEW ANTI-HOON LEGISLATION
Police are calling on the community to help identify local hoons.
The new anti-hoon legislation, which came into effect on Monday 30 April 2007, allows Police to act on witness statements and impound cars when drivers are caught speeding more than 45 kmph above the limit.
Witness statements accompanied with photographic or video footage are more effective in the sense that they provide evidence that can be used in Police investigations and in Court. Community members should also take down the vehicle's registration number and the time, date and location of the incident.
All community members who report an incident will need to testify in Court. Senior Sergeant Russell Gardiner informed Neighbourhood Watch members that retribution is unlikely with regards to hooning offences due to serious penalties and consequences for offenders who threaten/harm witnesses. Providing Police with a witness statement is not necessarily 'dobbing' and should be viewed as saving lives. The new legislation is aimed at targeting the reckless and selfish behaviours of drivers who threaten other road users through disregard for road rules and safety.
About Reporting Hoon Behaviour
Community members can report an incident by phoning:
Bunbury Police Station on 9722 2111
24 hr Police Assistance and General Enquiries Statewide on 131 444 or
Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000