Crime Prevention in Cockburn

The City of Cockburn regularly consults with the WA Police, Neighbourhood Watch, other local governments and various organisations across Western Australia to reduce crime in our community.

The City facilitates a Crime Prevention Reference Group, which consists of Council representatives, WA Police, local businesses, State Departments including the Department of Transport, Education and Communities. They support each other in developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives that enhance safety and reduce crime within the community.

The City's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2022-2027 can be found in the 'Related Documents' below.

What technology are we using to reduce crime?

To improve the safety and sense of security amongst our community, we are increasingly using advanced forms of technology, including:

  • Parking sensors in Port Coogee
    • to free up the space for more users throughout the week, and the data allows us to plan for future parking. Soon, you will be able to check online if any car spaces are available before leaving home or work
  • Mobile license plate recognition cameras
    • With Police access to our system and sharing of information, cameras on our vehicles will increase response speeds and offender detection for parking and other offences. Cameras will also help to improve safety around schools, shopping centres and busy areas along the coast.
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV):
    • from our central control room, we monitor over 500 CCTV cameras on City owned buildings and in public open spaces around the City.
    • a dedicated police dashboard to provide police real-time information and reports
    • visual evidence to assist police with investigation and prosecution.

Future technology

The City is working towards rolling out the following soon:
  • Access control and security systems for City buildings
    • residents can hire community facilities online and use their mobile phones to unlock the building. More CCTV cameras have been erected around buildings, providing improved security and easier access for hirers.
  • Drones
    • The City will deploy several drones to assist with activities like beach patrols, illegal off-road vehicles, firebreak inspections, and to monitor hazard reduction burnings

Other Initiatives - Bicycle D-locks

The City, in conjunction with WA Police and Crimestoppers, are promoting the use of D-locks on bicycles in Cockburn, to help prevent theft.

D-locks are much stronger than a regular chain lock and are a much greater deterrent to thieves when used correctly. A D-lock should be used to lock the front wheel and the bike frame to the rail. Never lock just your frame or wheels. Secure any accessories such as helmets and lights, or take them with you. Keep an eye out for future Bike Theft Prevention events in the community where you may be eligible for a FREE D-lock.

Register your bike with Bikelinc to help WA Police and the cycling community return lost or stolen bicycles to the rightful owner.

Crime Statistics in Cockburn

You can view crime statistics in your area, by visiting the WA Police Crime Statistics and entering your suburb

More information and contact

For more information on crime prevention and community safety, please contact City’s Safer City Team on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].



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Spearwood 6163

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