Some of you may recall we used to have a police station in Lane Cove. Some of you may also recall we used to see more police officers in Lane Cove. Now, as is the way of the world, our police station has been centralised in Chatswood. In 2017, the North Shore Lower Area Command was amalgamated with Harbourside LAC as part of the NSW State Government’s move to amalgamate local area police commands across Sydney. Our local police station is now called the North Shore Police Command.
When to Contact Police
In an emergency, or when a crime is occurring now, call Triple Zero (000)
Crime Stoppers provides for the community to report information about crime and criminal activity use this online form here.
Is your information urgent? Crime Stoppers will review your on-line report within 48 hours. If the information requires review urgently, call 1800 333 000.
Is your information about criminal activity including children that may be at risk of harm? Call 1800 333 000 so the police can immediately review your information.
The Chatswood Police Station direct line is 9414 8499.
Are you a victim of crime? Click here to make an on-line report to the NSW Police Force Community Portal (see more below) or call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444
From time to time NSW Police seek the public’s assistance in relation to specific incidents or investigations. Click here if you have information you think is related to a specific incident or investigation and follow the links.
Have You Been the Victim of Crime?
In 2016, the NSW Police launched the NSW Police Force Community Portal. It gives the public the option to report lost property, intentional damage or graffiti and theft, via a secure website.
Use of the portal, which is linked to a MyServiceNSW account, also allows people who report non-urgent crime, to make and receive updates and to be contacted directly by police if further information is required.
To use the portal, people simply create a MyServiceNSW account on the Service NSW website, or from the home page of the NSW Police Force Community Portal, to successfully complete a report. The Community Portal does not replace the ability for people to report minor crimes in person or on the phone, but will add another convenient online reporting tool.
Watch how you can report minor crime online below.
If a bike is stolen from your property, you can list it with the National Bike Register. More information here.
Keeping Track of Criminal Activity in Lane Cove
Over the last three months ITC has seen an increase in the number of criminal incidents reported to ITC. There have been break and enters, car break ins, cars stolen and minor vandalism. ITC encourages everyone to report these incidents as a pattern can be established and this may also have an impact on police staffing levels.
If you are interested in recent criminal activity in our area make sure you read our Week in Review article that is published each Sunday Night or sign up for our newsletter which includes our week in review.
Below are some of the articles we published on crime in Lane Cove in the latter end of 2018.
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