Liverpool City has been officially recognised as a Pan Pacific Safe Community – a strong, cohesive, vibrant community, where citizens actively participate in public life.
The announcement was the result of three years of hard work from Council, Liverpool City Police Area Command, other government and non-government organisations and the community said Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller.
“Liverpool is only the second NSW city to join an international community of around 60 cities to achieve Pan Pacific Safe Community accreditation,” Mayor Waller said.
“It could never have happened without strong local partnerships and collaboration and I am proud of the leadership Council has shown throughout the process.
“Working closely with local stakeholders, we have identified domestic violence, road accident trauma, drugs and alcohol and fall-and-trip-related injuries to the elderly as Liverpool City’s top priorities for community safety. This has allowed us to work with service providers and our community on programs targeting each of these problems.”
Internationally recognised, the Safe Community Model follows a set of core criteria that emphasises community leadership, participation, communication and networking.
Liverpool had to undergo a rigorous application process, focusing on programs aimed at reducing injury and crime in the community to achieve Pan Pacific Safe Communities accreditation.
“The formation of the Liverpool Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee and the subsequent formulation of a drug and alcohol policy for Liverpool are examples of these programs,” Mayor Waller said.
Original article: Liverpool City Council, March 7, 2019
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