Today Logan District welcomed six new Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) to assist in making our community safer. All six new VIPs come from different backgrounds, age groups and life experiences but all share the common passion for helping prevent crime.
Throughout yesterday and today, the group participated in training aimed to teach them the roles and responsibilities of VIPs. This morning the group attended their training stations where they experienced different facets of the role of the VIP. Some of these activities included meeting victims of crime to offer support and security ideas, fitting safety screws on vehicles to reduce registration plates being stolen, as well as participating in the ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign to increase awareness of vehicle security.
After a month of mentoring within some of Logan’s busiest police stations, our new VIPs will be stationed across Logan District from Browns Plains to Springwood, down to our southern borders such as Beaudesert. Our VIPs will also be participating at larger scale events within the district over the new few months, such as Safe Pl8’s events within shopping centres.
VIPs undertake duties such as (but not limited to):
- Safe Pl8 (a number plate theft reduction strategy).
- Lock it or Lose it (a vehicle theft crime prevention strategy).
- Home safety audits (a burglary crime prevention strategy).
- Business security audits (a burglary/robbery crime prevention strategy).
- Shopping centre stalls (to promote crime prevention in general).
- Traffic enforcement operations (to support the well-being of police).
- Traffic awareness operations (to promote the safety of students around schools).
- Schoolies Week (to assist in the provision of providing safety to young school leavers).
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer in Policing please contact Logan District Crime Prevention Unit on 3826 1800 for further information.