FITZGIBBON Chase residents have joined forces to launch Brisbane’s newest Neighbourhood Watch Group on Saturday, December 3.
The group has a unique significance as the first time a Neighbourhood Watch Group has been established this early in an emerging development.
Once completed the Fitzgibbon Chase Neighbourhood Watch Group will also be the biggest on Brisbane’s northside and provide a valuable source of information to local police.
The opening took place between Hinchinbrook Avenue and Daintree Parkway and attracted about 80 residents between 11am and 1pm.
The event included a sausage sizzle with jumping castle for children that was sponsored by Urban Land Development Authority and Woolworths Carseldine.
As well as local law enforcers, the launch day also attracted firefighters from Taigum Fire Station and paramedics from Northgate Ambulance Service, who also benefit from the community network.
Senior Sergeant Scott MacQueen said the formation of the Fitzgibbon Chase Neighbourhood Watch Group provides police with a big advantage in the war against crime.
“While the area is fortunate not to have a lot of crime, the Fitzgibbon Chase Neighbourhood Watch Group will help provide a valued source of intel as well as a community network to keep police informed of any criminal activity in the area,” he said.
The group’s liaison and Senior Constable Donna Burley, who works with Sergeant Leanne Eggins, said the group had been developed to provide relevant and timely information about Neighbourhood Watch and crime prevention.
“Successful Neighbourhood Watch relies on good communication between residents and their local police,” she said.
Residents who signed up for the group, were required to have a police background check before becoming a member.
Anyone who has information on any crime, or who may be able to identify a police comfits, is asked to contact the Police Liaison Officer or Crimestoppers.
Senior Constable Burley can be reached on 3863 5111 or Crime Stoppers Queensland on 1800 333 000.