Safer Car Park

Safer Car Park
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The Safer Car Park Program addresses steal from motor vehicle offences by educating the community about the importance of removing valuables from cars when unoccupied. Safer Car Park The Safer Car Park Program addresses steal from motor vehicle offences by educating the community about the importance of removing valuables from cars when unoccupied. Community Safety and Crime Prevention; Community Safety; Safety
Safety tips for parking your car

 

The Safer Car Park Program addresses steal from motor vehicle offences by educating the community about the importance of removing valuables from cars when unoccupied.  

Community Safety officers and local police periodically conduct audits in streets or commuter car parks where steal from motor vehicle has been identified as problem in the area. Police and NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) evidence, such as hot spot maps, are used to identify an increase in or consistently high levels of criminal activity at the location.  

During the audit, police and community safety officers will assess whether any items are on display. Police will then record the registration number and then organise for a letter to be sent to the owner, notifying them of the audit and the valuables sighted on the day.

Below are some tips to help you improve vehicle security by parking safe and smart.

Tips for improving your vehicle security include:

  • Park in busy well lit areas
  • Close windows and lock the car   
  • Don't leave valuables on display
  • Pop your keys out of sight
  • Be alert when leaving or returning to your car
  • Don't leave your license and vehicle documents in car
The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.