Member for Oatley Mark Coure met today with Hurstville Local Area Command Chief Superintendent Brad Shepherd as well as local police officers to discuss the Project 'Eyewatch' initiative being rolled out across NSW.
"Project 'Eyewatch' is a fantastic 21st century initiative harnessing the power of community policing and social media platforms such as facebook to provide local solutions to local problems," Mr Coure said today.
"It's increasingly difficult for members of the community to find the time to attend Neighbourhood Watch and community meetings. That's why Project 'Eyewatch' is so important in order to inform the community about what's going on in the community.
"It also gives our police local knowledge and information in real time to help them do their job better and improve safety in our community.
"This is a fantastic initiative that I support 100%. The NSW Government committed $1.5 million in the last budget to fund this project, to empower our police and the community to work together in a smarter and more modern way.
"'Project Eyewatch' is already seeing remarkable results in terms of uptake and getting important community safety information out to as many people as possible.
"I'd encourage everyone to log on to facebook and check out Hurstville LAC – NSW Police Force for regular updates. We all have a stake in community safety and this is an important way to do our bit to help our local police force," Mr Coure concluded.