Message from the Chief Commissioner

Crime Prevention & Community Safety

Release date: Thu 29 March 2007

Last updated: Thu 19 March 2015

Victoria Police works together with the people of Victoria to make our state safe. This page links to some advice, support and further information. One of the most important aspects of police work is crime prevention.

Pro-active crime prevention programs are a key focus.  The organisation's members seek to develop links within the local community, schools, ethnic communities, local business and other groups to reduce the incidence and impact of crime. Victoria Police understands the importance of community partnerships in reducing crime and in providing a safer place to live.

Partnerships are achieved through community based crime prevention programs such as Neighbourhood Watch and a network of full time Crime Prevention Officers.  Community consultation and education are key parts of this process.

Victoria Police is working in partnership with the Department of Justice to deliver a High Volume Crime Prevention Campaign.

The campaign is called Help Yourself and targets the following high volume crimes: residential burglary and theft from motor vehicle, with a secondary focus on personal theft.

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Beyond preventing, investigating and solving crime, Victoria Police offers support and understanding to the victims of crime, their families and friends.  

Crime Prevention 

Personal Safety Tips


This series of Fact Sheets provide crime prevention and safety advice to help ensure your safety.  


The safety pages provide a range of helpful hints and advice for staying safe in any situation.

 Personal, Child and Family

Home and Property

Transit%20and%20Public%20Safety%20Thumb Find information to reduce your chance of being a victim of crime

Learn about the role you can play in making your home, property and neighbourhood safer

Business and Commercial


Online Safety


Find information about how you can protect your business and the safety of your staff.



Keep your family safe by learning about online risks and tips for how you can avoid them




Learn about how CCTV may be an effective tool to support crime prevention efforts


 Learn about common types of fraud and how you can protect yourself and your business

Community Safety Month

 City of Melbourne Precinct Policing


Community Safety Month is held every October and reminds us that we all have a role in making our communities safer.



Melbourne Precinct Policing is about police working closely with the community to create a safer city.


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