School Watch

School Watch is a partnership between the WA Police and Department of Education aimed at protecting our schools from vandalism, theft and damage.

Every year, criminal damage to schools not only costs Western Australian taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars but also inconveniences children, their families, teachers and local residents.

While the Police and Department work closely together to minimise crime at school premises, you can help too. With more than 650 schools involved in the School Watch program, the community’s role is vital, particularly after school hours and during school holidays.

If local residents know what to look for and who to call if they see suspicious behaviour, Police and Department security officers can respond quickly.