Community Safety

Dob In a Hoon

Spotted a “hoon”? Crime Stoppers is your place to report – head to Crimestoppers  or call 1800 333 000.

Forbes Neighbourhood Watch

Forbes Neighbourhood Watch is a community based non-profit scheme relying entirely on volunteers working together with the aim of minimising preventable crime, improving security and reporting crime activity. The Forbes Branch has been holding regular committee meetings with very positive outcomes.

The newly formed branch of Neighbourhood Watch in Forbes continues to grow with further volunteers responding to the call for Area/Street Co-ordinators as well as more sponsors offering their assistance.

Area Co-ordinators are individuals or groups who have volunteered to look after an area and attend meetings for feedback and updates. They do not take the place of Police but may be able to answer questions regarding any problems in your neighbourhood or simply distribute the Newsletters into mailboxes.  

Your current Neighbourhood Watch committee is as follows:

President:       Lyn Ward       0417 536 619

Secretary:       Bruce Adams  0429 151 280

Treasurer:       Marj Cosgrove

Please contact any of the above members for further information or to volunteer as an Area Co-ordinator or Sponsor.

Sponsors enable Forbes Neighbourhood Watch to continue with the distribution of Newsletters and minor advertising - it is not government funded so any funds are most welcome. Your support is appreciated.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Forbes Services Memorial Club at 7pm.

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Forbes Hospital

Forbes Public hospital provide a range of services including acute care, Arthritis, Heart, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Kidney Medicine, and Maternity. Find them here Forbes Hospital

Free Security Assessments

The Central West Police District offer free security assessments of homes, farms and businesses, within the Forbes Shire. A security assessment involves a police officer trained in Safer By Design principles visiting your home or business at a mutually convenient time, and identifying and discussing your current security measures and what could be improved. After the assessment, the police will discuss what was identified and also send you a letter with that information and recommendations to improve your security. There is no obligation and security assessments are free. It may be that you just want an idea on what security measures could be improved or you have a plan to improve your security and would like some input from police. Local police encourage members of the community to take up the offer of a free no-obligation security assessment.
Contact Details
Crime Prevention Officer - Parkes Police Station
Phone: 02 6862 9999