Community Patrols

Working with the community

Community-ngka Tjungu Wakaringanyi

The Community Patrols on the APY Lands have been funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy and have come about in response to a strong push from local communities.

The focus of Community Patrols is to work with the community, other service providers and police to improve community safety, including:

  • children
  • youth
  • other vulnerable people in the communities.

 The patrols also support the goals of the Remote School Attendance Strategy to ensure children are home safely at night and rested to attend school.

Community patrols are not police, however they do work with the police and other service providers to improve community safety – it’s about working together.

 

Communities with Patrols 

Local Anangu patrol teams have been rostered in consultation with the local Anangu Community Councils and operate evening patrols in the following areas of far-north South Australia:

  • Iwantja (Indulkana)
  • Kaltjiti (Fregon)
  • Amata
  • Pipalyatjara and Kalka
  • Pukatja
  • Mimili

 

Patrol Teams 

Each patrol team has a team leader plus at least one patroller for each shift at all times and may take place via vehicle or on foot.

Our patrollers are trained to contact Police if they see:

  • violence or community unrest
  • domestic violence
  • or become aware of abuse of children
  • drugs and alcohol in the community

 

Video: Community Patrols

Our Community Patrol video talks to local Anangu people about the service they provide and working with Youth Services to improve safety for children, youth and other vulnerable people in their communities.
Length: 2 mins 43 sec.

 

 

Training 

All patrol teams receive thorough induction training prior to commencing patrols and will complete a Certificate II in Community Services through TAFE SA, and Mandatory Reporting and CAHMS training.

All patrollers must abide by the RASAC Code of Conduct, policies and procedures.

 

Further Information 

For further information on community patrols, contact one of the following people:

  • Bob Smith, Community Patrols Manager, Regional Anangu Services Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC) via:
    • Ph: 08 8954 8168 (Business hours)
    • Fax: 08 89548160
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Simmy Mataira-Ngatai, Community Patrols Zone Coordinator (West), RASAC.
    • Ph: 08 8955 8371 (Business hours)
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mark Jackman, General Manager, RASAC.
    • Ph: 08 8950 5400 (B/H)
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

0
0
0
s2smodern

Contact Us

Administration Office
Suite 4, 19 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8950 5400
Fax: (08) 8950 6371
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operations Manager
Ph: (08) 8954 8117
Fax: (08) 8954 8160
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop Manager
(Workshop & Accommodation Enquiries)
PMB 212 via Alice Springs NT 0872
Ph: (08) 8954 8139
Fax: (08) 8954 8150
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request for quotes
Ph: (08) 8954 8117
Fax: (08) 8954 8160
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 logo