Community Safety and Crime Prevention

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is the Government’s lead agency for crime prevention in Queensland. 

The QPS recognises that implementing and sustaining effective and efficient crime prevention programs can contribute significantly to the achievement of stopping crime and making Queensland safer. Effective approaches to crime prevention are outlined in the National Crime Prevention Framew​ork​ developed by the Australian Institute of Criminology on behalf of the Australia and New Zealand Crime Prevention Senior Officers’ Group. The Framework provides guidance to assist with development of appropriate policies, strategies and programs to address crime problems.

This website provides information about some of the programs the QPS delivers to assist people in Queensland to manage their safety and help reduce crime.

The QPS has formed partnerships with the community, government agencies and the private sector to identify and address the causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Key objectives:

  • assist, support, develop, implement and review QPS community safety and crime prevention policies, programs and services
  • across the QPS and Queensland Government provide leadership, advocacy and advice on the strategic and operational direction for community safety and crime prevention
  • with key government and non-government stakeholders across Queensland develop and support collaborative and coordinated partnerships and approaches to community safety and crime prevention

Throughout the state, District Crime Prevention Coordinators (DCPCs) and Station Community Crime Reduction Officers (SCCROs) coordinate the development, delivery and evaluation of preventative, problem solving programs and strategies for their area.

They regularly consult with local police and work closely with their community to provide a wide range of services which may include:

  • Efficient and effective front line policing services to the community,
  • Representation at meetings for community bodies and councils,
  • Provide input and assist the work of local Building Safer Community Action Teams (BSCATs) where they are operating,
  • Assist with implementation, management and participate in community based policing initiatives to enhance service delivery,
  • Overview the appointment and performance of Neighbourhood Watch liaison officers within their area,
  • Recruit, train, overview, support and supervise the Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) Program, and
  • Assist at and or coordinate crime prevention events.

For information about local crime prevention initiatives please contact your local police station and ask for the Officer in Charge or the District Crime Prevention Coordinator.