The “Lights, Camera…Safety!” project is a Crime Stoppers Victoria youth engagement initiative that aims to engage and empower youth in actively creating safer communities, delivered with the help of a Community Strengthening Grant from the City of Wyndham and delivered in collaboration with Victoria Police, Wyndham City Council and Manor Lakes College.
Crime Stoppers Victoria and the Police delivered a three-session workshop for nine classes of Year 8 students at Manor Lakes College, where students worked with Victoria Police and Crime Stoppers to learn about crime and safety in their communities and to share their concerns. They learned how to report a crime and about how to keep their friends and relatives safe.
The students then produced videos and posters to teach the Wyndham community about what they had learned. The winning team and the runners-up were invited to take part in an experience with Victoria Police, where they visited the Water Police and the Search & Rescue Units in Williamstown. The winning team continued the journey in a police boat up to the Victoria Police Centre, in Docklands, where they visited the State Police Operations Centre, giving the students a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Victoria Police in keeping Victorians safe.
Wyndham City portfolio holder for Safer Communities, Cr Kim McAliney said our young people are our future and that’s why it’s wonderful they have been so instrumental in this project, learning about safety and crime prevention.
“I hope Wyndham City’s initiative through a grant process is the beginning of all local governments working in partnership with key agencies such as Victoria Police, Crime Stoppers and local schools on projects such as this,” Cr McAliney said.
The Winning Poster
The Video Winner – Say Something or Regret It!
The Video Runner Up – If it is not right, don’t type!
The Video Honourable Mention – Graffiti – Don’t Do it!
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