The City of Swan has suspended the 24-hour community patrols within Ellenbrook and The Vines for a period of 12 months.
At the Ordinary Council Meeting on March 14, 2018 Council voted to cease the security patrol service from June 30, 2018, for a trial period of one year, and in 2019 seek feedback from the community on whether they would like the service to return.
However, following this decision, Council received a petition from some residents of The Vines to reinstate the security patrols within The Vines only. Following a Council resolution to resurvey The Vines community, all property and business owners in the suburb were surveyed during late September and October, 2018. The results of this survey were presented to Council on November 21, 2018 but the item has now been deferred to the December 2018 Council Meeting.
The City will continue to work with the WA Police and local community groups over the 12 months. The community will then have another chance to share their preference for the service after this period. A survey will be undertaken between July and September 2019.
Find out more in our frequently asked questions about Security Patrols page.