Crime Watch Project
Lions Teddy Bears Program
Bears are donated by Clubs around the State to many organisations such as the police, ambulance and child protection services. They are kept by the services for emergency and accident situations.
The detectives spoke about how the bears help vulnerable children feel at ease when they enter a police station; the detectives then gave Coburg Lions a certificate of appreciation for donating the bears.
The Driver Reviver program has been established for over 16 years as a volunteer based program.
Driver Reviver provides rest stops on major roads and highways to encourage travelers to take a break on their travels to reduce the effects of driver fatigue, one of the main causes of road trauma.
In Victoria, most sites are operated by SES volunteers and /or Lions Club members who give up their time on holiday weekends to operate the sites.
Free Bushells tea and coffee is provided as well as a snack.
The sites operate at the busiest times over holiday weekends; however, the times do vary depending on local needs.
Over the years, Driver Reviver sits have become very popular as places to stop. They add a little more security for people traveling alone, as well as being a great source for local information on roads, local attractions and sometimes even tips on those local fishing spots.
For the location of sites throughout Victoria and more information go to: www.ses.vic.gov.au
Operation Safe Plate
Operation Safe Plate is a program introduced by Victoria Police and their community partners to deter thieves from stealing your number plates. This is achieved by removing the existing fixing screws attaching your number plates, and replacing them with one way security screws.
Programs have run throughout Victoria at shopping centers and other venues. Victoria Police are assisted by volunteer community organizations such as Neighborhood Watch, Lions Clubs and others to run the program.
The program has been successfully run at the Westfield Shopping Centre, DFO and Bunnings at Taylors Lakes. The Lions Clubs of Essendon and Taylors Lakes along with local Neighborhood Watch members assisted police in these operations.
In Bendigo the project is run by the Strathfieldsaye Lions.
Hand Bag Security Brochure
Together with the Victorian Police we have developed the following brochure and paid for copies supplied to the police for distribution to the public. You can view them by clicking on the link below