- The Ferny Grove Station 3872 1555 of the Queensland Police Service is in The Grove, and quite a few members of the Police live in The Grove.
Brisbane West Ferny Grove Police District takes in all of The Grove, Mt Glorious, Mt Nebo, Samford, Enoggera, Everton Hills, Oxford Park, Grovely, Mitchelton, Gaythorne.
PoliceLink 131 444 is the new number in Queensland to report non-urgent incidents open 24/7 including:
- wilful property damage
- stealing offences
- break and enters
- stolen vehicles
- lost property.
Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day. Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
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Sergeant José SARMIENTO
- District Crime Prevention Coordinator
- Brisbane West Police District
- Phone: 3212 4576
Senior Constable Deborah Dahl
- District Crime Prevention Officer
- Brisbane West Police District
- Phone: 3872 1538
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7 simple ways to prevent Stealing from Motor Vehicles
- Always lock doors and windows when your car is unattended
- Park your vehicle where it can be observed easily by yourself or others
- Try to park your vehicle off the street, preferably in your yard or at a staffed parking area.
- If parking your vehicle on the street at night, select a well-lit area.
- If you must leave valuables in your car, keep them out of sight.
- Be aware that older cars are often targeted by opportunist thieves
- Consider a car alarm when not fitted.
Break and enter dwelling
- TIP - All ground-floor windows, as well as those that an intruder might reach from a drainpipe, flat roof or ‘wheelie bin’ should be fitted with quality locks.
- Windows should be secured so they cannot be lifted from their tracks and if replacing glass, consider other materials which are harder to break or penetrate.
- Louvred windows should be grilled or barred.
- Where security grilles are placed on windows, ensure some grills are hinged to allow exit in emergencies.
- Many burglaries are committed when people are home.
- 38% of break-ins occur when either windows or doors are open or unlocked.
- Get a Not My House information pack
Break and enter premises
- Effective external security measures will reduce the opportunity for crime. Security, however, should be adapted to suit your needs. Consider the following external security options as ways to make your business safer:
- Install an intruder alarm (which complies with Australian Standards 2201)
- Install exterior lighting. This acts as a deterrent and allows police, security officers and members of the public to clearly observe any unusual activities
- Install solid wooden or metal doors preferably security doors with double cylinder deadlocks
- Protect exposed hinges to prevent hinge pin removal.
- Ensure all trees and shrubs are trimmed so that the view of your premises is not obscured
- Ensure wheelie bins are locked away or changed to posts away from windows
- Lock away items which can be used to assist in an offence ie ladders and tools.
- CLOSE AND LOCK YOUR GARAGE DOORS, THEY ARE AN ENTRY POINT!!
Motor vehicle theft
- Do not invite a thief, if you have a steering wheel lock, use it.
- Take care against phone scams directing you to supply personal details over the phone
- Don't get caught out with calls from people claiming to be banks or government offices
- Report scams or phone 1300 795 995
- Between the hours of 7:30am -9:30am and 2:00pm - 4:00pm Monday through to Friday in school zones there is a speed limit of 40km/h. Infringement notices issued immediately with fines and loss of points.
- No parking in the 'No Standing' zones outside schools
- There are new laws governing the restraining of children in motor vehicles. Children aged 4-7 or weighing between 14kg-26kg must be restained using a booster seat with either an H-harness or a booster belt with a secured adult seatbelt. Failure to comply will result in the driver being fined $300 and loss of three points. www.transport.qld.gov.au
Noise and your rights
A common complaint made to police is noisy or amplified music that stops somebody from doing what they would normally be expected to do. It is a community misconception that under law there is a time when noise is acceptable, this is not true, the legislation is encapsulated in the “Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000” under section 577.
If a person reasonably believes noise emitted from a place is excessive noise, the person may make a complaint to a police officer about the noise.
As soon as practicable after the complaint is made, a police officer must investigate the complaint, or cause the complaint to be investigated, unless the officer believes the complaint is frivolous or vexatious.
The section does not make any distinction about times this means that noise complaints can be made about noise any time during the day or night. The noise complaint must be in relation to noise emitted from a place by–
- a musical instrument; or
- an appliance for electronically producing or amplifying music or other sounds; or
- a motor vehicle, other than a motor vehicle on a road; or
- a gathering of people for a meeting, party, celebration or similar occasion.
Industrial types of noise are not covered under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act but are more a matter for the Environmental Protection Authority or local councils. In some instances the above mentioned type of noise may be emitted from commercial premises as in a show grounds, music venue or licensed liquor premises under a permit or license.
The noise from these types of premises are matters which may be investigated and orders given under separate legislation however it is not usually a matter Police can deal with.
Where there is a complaint made that Police can deal with then a police officer attending in response to the complaint is reasonably satisfied the noise complained of is clearly audible at or near the complainant’s residential or commercial premises the officer may direct the person responsible for the premises where the noise is coming from to abate the noise.
Some important security steps you can take are:
- activate alarms at premises every night before leaving. No point having them if you don’t switch them on
- ensure no cash is kept at the premises
- remove or lock away easily portable items of value such as mobile phones, cameras and laptops
- ensure exterior lighting is working and is sufficient to light up the area outside doors and windows
- make sure doors are securely locked with a strong locking mechanism. Where possible, place bars on outside access doors and make sure the lock you use cannot be easily jimmied open. Don’t forget to ensure the fire exit can be easily opened from inside
- make sure windows are security screened or barred
- place security grills on skylights
- trim trees and shrubs around the outside of the business to reduce hiding places
- leave tills and cash registers open and empty to minimise damage caused by thieves looking for money
- mark valuables such as computers and label them as being marked for police identification
- do not assume that because a window is too small for you to fit through that a thief can’t fit through it either
- If you have a safe, ensure it is bolted down securely and place your valuables in it
Consider having a security company make regular overnight and weekend checks of your premises
If you do find yourself the victim of a break in, call police immediately and DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING. It may be that the fingerprint or DNA evidence located at your business helps catch the criminals