IN TOWN: Paul Stanley from One Punch Can Kill organisation will address the Stanthorpe Crime Forum. Photo Candyce Braithwaite / Warwick Daily News
IN TOWN: Paul Stanley from One Punch Can Kill organisation will address the Stanthorpe Crime Forum. Photo Candyce Braithwaite / Warwick Daily News Candyce Braithwaite

Forum to tackle crime

STREET crime and violence has been a hot topic in Stanthorpe and with such activities still worrying officials, the first Stanthorpe Crime Forum has been scheduled.

Warwick Police Patrol Group - which now includes Stanthorpe - District Crime Prevention coordinator Constable Wendy Tamblyn said she was hoping the forum would be well received.

She said the forum stemmed from the already-established Neighbourhood Watch idea.

"The forum is about the police and the community having ongoing face-to-face contact," Const Tamblyn said.

"It will break down the barriers between the two with a welcoming environment for people to talk about their concerns.

"As the police, we really need the community to help us with information and we hope this will help the two to work as a partnership."

The crime forum will include Stanthorpe officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Mark Ireland presenting on local issues, a presentation from One Punch Can Kill founder Paul Stanley, the Southern Downs Regional Council talking about CCTV cameras, and will also include information on the new police blog and question time.

Const Tamblyn said the idea behind the blog was to provide a platform for local police to easily communicate with the community and provide information.

She also said she had plans for the forum to be held every three to four months.

Drop your questions into the Stanthorpe Police Station, the Border Post and Southern Downs Regional Council officers.

FORUM

When: Thursday, August 15 at 5.30pm

Where: Civic Centre, Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Border Post

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