Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop is a community engagement initiative that aims to provide an opportunity for the community to interact and connect with their local police on community safety issues

As part of the Community Safety Action Plan 2020–2022, we are co-hosting a virtual Coffee with a Cop series with Victoria Police and invite you to take part. You will hear from Victoria Police, Council, and key community safety partners and service providers, on a range of community safety topics in Glen Eira. 

There will be four sessions and you will also have the opportunity to ask police any questions about the session’s topic, as well as any other topics or issues that they would like to discuss. By being a virtual event, this can all happen in a relaxed and informal setting from the comfort and safety of your home.

December 2021 | Young People and the effects of online gambling

Listen to our expert panel from Victoria Police, Gamblers Help Southern, and ReSpin to discuss the effects on young people of online gambling. The forum came together to offer insight, strategies and the exploration of community gambling and how it affects our youth.

March 2021 | Youth and youth related issues

Hosted by Inspector Katriona Kelly, listen here to the expert panel including Victoria Police and Council as they discussed and highlighted the services available to youth and ways in which police and Glen Eira Council engage with youth to proactively death with youth related issues.

November 2020 | Community Safety

The community plays a big part in the safety of everyone in the municipality. Community policing and the important role this partnership between police and the community plays in crime prevention in Glen Eira is the topic for the third session.

Listen to our expert panel from Victoria Police and Council, as they discuss current community safety initiatives, including the new Living Safely Program and how we can continue to be proactive about crime prevention by fostering positive and collaborative relationships between local police, Council, and the community.

For more information, visit our Living Safely Program page.

If you’re interested in the Neighbourhood Watch for more information head to their website Neighbourhood Watch Glen Eira or follow them on Facebook.

September 2020 | Mental Health and COVID-19

In order to keep us safe, the pandemic has greatly changed how all of us are living, with social distancing and isolation potentially causing stress, anxiety, and worry for many. For some of us, this may lead to increased gambling, family violence incidents, the exacerbation of pre-existing mental health problems or possibly experiencing mental health concerns for the first time.

Hear from a range of experts taking part in the panel — including Victoria Police and Council — on the ways the pandemic is impacting mental health, what impacts this is having on community safety at this time, how local police and support services are responding to this. 

August 2020 | Elder Abuse and Supporting Senior Citizens

Listen to our expert panel from Victoria Police, Better Place Australia, and Glen Eira City Council to discuss elder abuse and what is being done to address this issue.

We looked at the broad range of support services available to senior citizens.

Glen Eira City Council and Better Place Australia — Resources slide deck

For more information on local support services during COVID-19, please go to Council’s  COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Support Directory.

If you need help right now, it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in Australia.

Emergency Services
Contact: Triple 000

Lifeline: 24-hour crisis line
Contact: 131 114

Beyond Blue: Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service hotline
Contact: 1800512348

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
Contact: 131 450

Kids Helpline contact
Contact: 1800 551 800

Suicide Call Back Service
Contact: 1300 659 467