Kenmore Neighbourhood Watch Group Joins Forces With QPS

Kenmore East Neighbourhood Watch
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A proactive Neighbourhood Watch group that has served Kenmore East for over three decades will join forces with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for an informal community engagement event to promote crime prevention and foster stronger ties between residents and law enforcement.

The upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” initiative, scheduled for Thursday, 23 May 2024, has been organised by the Neighbourhood Watch QLD Kenmore East and the QPS.

Taking place between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Dennis’ Espressivo on Wongabel Street in Kenmore, the event aims to facilitate informal conversations between locals and police officers, address concerns, and provide helpful tips on safeguarding homes and properties.

The Kenmore East Neighbourhood Watch group, officially Indooroopilly 9, has actively promoted community-based crime prevention for 35 years. Through their unwavering commitment, the area has earned a well-deserved reputation as a welcoming and safe place to live and work. Many of the founding members continue to support the group’s initiatives.

The QPS emphasises the importance of community collaboration in enhancing crime prevention methods and implementing simple strategies to deter and reduce criminal activity. 

Senior Sergeant Dallas Kowald from the South Brisbane District Crime Prevention Unit stressed the importance of making it difficult for offenders to gain entry, exit with property, or benefit from stolen goods. Additionally, Acting Senior Sergeant Jose Sarmiento highlighted the Mobile Police Beat’s role in maintaining a high-visibility policing presence and engaging with the community on home security and personal safety.

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The “Coffee with a Cop” event, hosted by Cr Greg Adermann, represents an opportunity for residents to engage directly with law enforcement, gain valuable insights, and foster a sense of community vigilance against crime.

By working together, the QPS and dedicated groups like Neighbourhood Watch QLD Kenmore East aim to build resilience and implement protective measures to enhance the safety and well-being of the local community.

Published 14-May-2024