The Parnell Business Association presents a range of initiatives to deter crime in the area.
Police – we foster a relationship with the local police with the aim of creating awareness of specific community incidents and problems. In the past years we have had varying success, mostly attributable to the very limited resources the police are able to provide. The police regularly provide us monthly stats of the crime incidents in Parnell and businesses are encouraged to please report all crimes to the police in order to enable ongoing tracking.
Security Services and CCTV – Following a successful BID Boundary Expansion, we committed to contribute $100 000 in 2015/2016 towards a Parnell wide mobile street patrol service to achieve visibility in the area as a deterrent during hours typically at risk. This has increased to over $200,000 annually with the introduction of CCTV.
We have always recommended an integrated Security & Crime Prevention Plan comprising CCTV, on foot and mobile street patrols as well as other safety initiatives. The CCTV network has been live since June 2017.We also have a very successful WhatsApp group to which many members belong. The group facilities immediate distribution of information relating to anti-social behaviour and crime in our suburb. Please contact our office if you are keen on joining as protocol relating to privacy has to be agreed.
Please refer to the following page for process regarding CCTV footage requests.