Every day there are simple things each of us can do to prevent crime and stay safe. This information is designed to let you know what simple steps you can take to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.
Crime Prevention Officers
Each police division has its own Crime Prevention Officer (CPO). The CPO acts as a liaison officer to individuals and community groups. They provide advice and suggest remedies to local community safety problems.
What services do we offer?
- consultation with local communities
- analysis of crime trends and statistics
- problem solving approach to crime reduction
- thorough knowledge of available options and strategies and their appropriate implementation
The majority of CPOs have also been trained in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPTED course provides material and training necessary for the provision of CPTED services at a local level.
The CPTED philosophy recognises that we, as a community, can design our public and private places in ways that prevent criminal activity. CPTED training is at the forefront of proactive policing initiatives and demonstrates Victoria Police's commitment to public safety.
General Research Enquiries
Postal Address: Level 5, Tower 1, Victoria Police Centre, DOCKLANDS VIC 3008
Reviewed 05 August 2019