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Community safety roadshow stops in Shepparton

By James Bennett

Riverside Plaza shoppers had the chance to learn more about positive engagement with emergency services yesterday.

Shepparton police teamed up with Crime Stoppers as part of an eight-leg Community Safety Roadshow across Victoria.

Shoppers were asked to fill out surveys and provided with information pamphlets, while youngsters could take home games and colouring booklets.

Crime Stoppers communications officer Srithar Visuansam said the stand was set up to help spread the word to locals about the services on offer.

‘‘We’ve teamed up with Victorian emergency service partners throughout the region to converse with the community and let them know what we do at Crime Stoppers, as well provide an opportunity to connect with the other emergency services,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve handed out information from Crime Stoppers, Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch and even CFA.

‘‘The response was really good from the public. People have come up to us and had a really good chat about Crime Stoppers.

‘‘The good thing about how we’ve set up the stand is they’ve spoken to not just one but all of the different represented services,’’ Mr Visuansam said.

The roadshow continues on to Mildura tomorrow