Shadow Minister for Police and Corrections, Ed O’Donohue
Neighbourhood Watch is a much loved, iconic program that assists communities to work together and keep residents safe.
The former Coalition government provided $600,000 to fund a full time CEO and reinvigorate the Neighbourhood Watch program.
Daniel Andrews and Police Minister, Lisa Neville have slashed funding for Neighbourhood Watch, leaving it with only a part time acting CEO and a part time administration person.
Former full time CEO, Gill Metz was forced to resign after funding was withdrawn by Labor.
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Under Daniel Andrews crime is up over 12%, police numbers are down and police station are closed or have reduced opening hours.
In the middle of an unprecedented crime wave, Daniel Andrews has defunded Neighbourhood Watch, leaving this tried and true institution without adequate funding.
Daniel Andrews attack on community organisations including the CFA, the SES and now Neighbourhood Watch is deplorable.
Under Daniel Andrews, community safety is simply not a priority.
Police stations with reduced counter services
• Endeavour Hills
• Carrum Downs
• Mt Waverley
• Waurn Ponds
• The closure of Nunawading
• Lakes Entrance
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