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My Police Ipswich Blog

Ipswich District Police and the Queensland Police Service Media and Public Affairs Group administer the My Police Ipswich Blog page to provide important public safety and public interest information in a timely and efficient manner.

The My Police Ipswich Blog can be accessed at: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/ipswich/

For further information regarding the My Police Ipswich Blog or local Police crime prevention initiatives you can contact the Ipswich Crime Prevention Unit contact them on (07) 3817 1351 or email dcpc.ipswich@police.qld.gov.au.

Reporting of Offences

A common attitude these days is the 'It's none of my business' attitude. This attitude has quickly developed also into the reporting of offences and is not helping to reduce crime rates.  Regardless of how trivial or serious you see the crime to be, you should report it.

The information you give police could be a vital piece of information missing in an unsolved case or may help one less person becoming a victim of crime.

If you hear or see something that isn't right or seems suspicious do not hesitate to call police. Write down any details you remember from the occurrence, including descriptions of offences and vehicles involved. Everyone can play an important part in crime prevention.

In emergencies and when the crime is occurring as you speak, dial 000

If the crime has already occurred or in non-urgent situations call PoliceLink on 131 444.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Ipswich City Council is committed to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles of planning and development

CPTED refers to using knowledge and creativity to design new or renovations of built environments in ways that can reduce or prevent criminal incidences.  CPTED is commonly referred to as 'Designing Out Crime'.

CPTED principles include:

  • Increasing passive or natural surveillance.
  • Design for easy legibility way-finding particularly in neighbourhoods.
  • Defining territoriality through clear boundaries between private and public spaces.
  • Community ownership of purposely built environment to promote shared responsibility for their security.
  • Basic maintenance and management of public spaces.
  • Designing community environments to reduce feelings of vulnerability and likelihood of personal crime occurring (assaults etc.).

For any further information CPTED Principles please contact Ipswich City Council's Community Safety Officer on telephone (07) 3810 7437 or email: communitydevelopmentrequests@ipswich.qld.gov.au

You can also download the CPTED Guidelines for Queensland at: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/safetyPublic/Documents/CPTEDPartA.pdf