NSW Police helps advance multiculturalism

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From L To R: Matt Kean MP, Nick Kaldas (Deputy Commissioner NSW Police), Hakan Harman (CRC CEO), Minister Dominello, Andrew Scipione (Commissioner, NSW Police) and Vic Alhadeff (CRC Chair)

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today recognised the NSW Police Force for its outstanding performance in the delivery of programs and services for multicultural communities.

Speaking at the launch of the Community Relations Commission’s (CRC) Report 2013 –Advancing Multiculturalism in NSW – Mr Dominello praised NSW Police for its focus on effective and sustainable community engagement.

“The report shows the NSW Police’s Multicultural Policies and Services Program (MPSP) is highly advanced and integrated with community policing and crime prevention strategies. It is one, outstanding example in the report of the Government’s multicultural principles in action.

“Additional Multicultural Community Liaison Officers have been recruited to support international students and new migrant communities. The NSW Police also has a number of innovative crime prevention tools to support multicultural communities.

“Initiatives include a Weibo account to provide information to Chinese international students and Eyewatch, an online neighbourhood watch program,” Mr Dominello said.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the strategies were designed to broker harmonious relations and sustainable engagement.

“I am proud of all the work we are doing with multicultural communities to show that their safety and security is our priority. We have been able to restore confidence and transform our relationship with international students.

“The We are You program, run by Fairfield LAC, is a great example of how we have built a strong connection with migrant communities,” Commissioner Scipione said.

CRC Chairperson, Vic Alhadeff said the NSW Police demonstrated its capacity to bring together culturally diverse communities following an incident which had the potential to create community disharmony in Blacktown earlier this year.

“The NSW Police has played a pivotal role in defusing tensions in the area and, together with the CRC, is continuing to work with community leaders to maintain harmony by fostering mutual respect and understanding.  We applaud the police force for its proactive and constructive approach.” Mr Alhadeff said.

The CRC Report 2013 –Advancing Multiculturalism in NSW can be found at: http://web2.crc.nsw.gov.au/CRR2013


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