Safe City Patrols will operate seven days a week from 7am to 9pm across all areas of the City. The patrols will be undertaken by City staff and include additional foot and vehicle patrols.

City of Perth Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said while he was confident the extra security measures would be welcomed by the community, he was particularly pleased to see City of Perth staff who were not being fully utilised as a result of the impact of COVID-19 being redeployed.

Commissioner Hammond said with the reduced demand for parking and the closure of some City facilities as a result of COVID-19, some staff were not able to complete their regular duties by working at home.  

“We heard and have responded to the Premier’s calls for Local Governments statewide to use redeployment wherever possible.  The City of Perth is taking a flexible approach to how we use our team to best respond to the immediate community needs,” he said.

“A great example is ten staff from our Citiplace Rest Centre and Citiplace Community Centre who have security training have now been redeployed to assist with Safe City Patrols.

“We’ve also redeployed parking officers with ranger training to assist with Safe City Patrols during this crisis.”

An extra 14 vehicles will be patrolling the streets - including residential areas – and will be branded as ‘City of Perth Safe City Patrol’.

All patrols will provide increased vigilance and will be reporting through to Citywatch and WA Police. The WA Police have been consulted and welcome the additional ‘Eyes on the Street’. 

The Parking Services Unit will utilise Parking Services vehicles across the City of Perth conducting Safe City Patrols and will be concentrating on serious and unsafe parking infringements.

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Strategic Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834 and 08 9461 3425 (includes after hours)

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.