NSW has in recent years promoted greater participation of Local Governments / Council’s in Crime Prevention Activities. This policy of encouraging greater involvement of local government in crime prevention recognises that Council’s and local communities have detailed knowledge of local crime problems and potential solutions to such problems. Communities often have the resources to affect change locally and to tackle local crime concerns.
The Narrabri Shire Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2019 – 2023 was created in consultation with representatives from the Oxley Police District, the Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Advisory Committee, various service providers and agencies, and the Narrabri Shire community. The Narrabri Shire Crime Prevention Advisory Committee is an Advisory Committee to Council that meets on a quarterly basis and is required to make recommendations to Council. The responsibility of the Crime Prevention Committee is to:
- Provide input into the drafting of the Crime Prevention Strategy for the Narrabri Shire
- Monitor implementation of the Crime Prevention Strategy for the Narrabri Shire
- Provide assistance in seeking funding for and carrying out actions and projects identified in the Crime Prevention Strategy 2014 – 2018