Police and Crime Prevention

ACT Crime Stoppers

Australian Federal Police

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or wish to report a crime please contact the Australian Federal Police on 131 444.

If you have information about illegal activity or suspected perpetrators relating to crime anywhere in Australia, you can help by providing information to Crime Stoppers. To provide your information phone 1800 333 000.

ACT Neighbourhood Watch

ACT Policing

The Neighbourhood Watch Program is a community based crime prevention program designed to promote a safe and secure environment and reduce the incidence of burglary in residential areas and crime in general.

Crime statistics

ACT Policing

Each quarter, ACT Policing issues crime statistics illustrating the offences reported or becoming known in suburbs across Canberra, to provide the community with a clear understanding of crime in their area.

Drink Spiking

Federal Government

Drink spiking in our community has been on the increase over the last few years. This site provides information that will improve your understanding of drink spiking and may help you or your friends avoid becoming a victim.

Drugs and the Law

ACT Policing

Penalties for drug use in the ACT. The severity of penalties is ultimately at the discretion of the court, however following is a guide to the penalties that may be handed down. Life sentences can be given for the most serious offences.

Safety and security tips from the AFP

Federal Government

Strategies and tips to maximise your safety and security, whether it relates to your home, your business, your personal security when out and about or even preventing your car from being stolen.

Stay Smart Online Alert Service

Federal Government

The Stay Smart Online Alert Service is a free subscription based service that provides home users and small to medium enterprises with information on the latest computer network threats and vulnerabilities in simple, non-technical, easy to understand language. It will also provide solutions to help manage these risks.

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