Senior Constable Mark McLachlan and Jasmin Cameron
Senior Constable Mark McLachlan and Jasmin Cameron

Area co-ordinator needed



MARK McLachlan is looking to give Rockhampton's Neighbourhood Watch program a complete revamp.

The Senior Constable with Queensland police said it had never been so important for communities to band together, report crime and look out for each other.

"We are looking at getting a new area co-ordinator,'' he said.

"We need to give it a fresh new look.''

And out-going area co-ordinator Jasmin Cameron agrees.

She worked for Neighbourhood Watch for nearly two years, and is leaving due to university commitments.

"I have really enjoyed it,'' she said. "It's a good feeling you are doing something.''

Yet with property crime and vandalism on the rise in the city, she said Neighbourhood Watch needed to be more active.

"I think our awareness has leveled off and people are becoming more complacent,'' she said.

The area co-ordinator is in charge of a zone from North Street to Fitzroy and from Canning Street to George Street.

It was the first Neighbourhood Watch area set up in the city. Those interested in getting involved in Neighbourhood Watch can attend a meeting on May 10 in the Rockhampton Leagues Club at 6pm.



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