School holiday security

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

If you see or hear suspicious behaviour immediately contact School Watch Security or the Police. School Watch 1800 177 777 or Police 131 444

How your call helps

Your call could prevent break-ins, vandalism, graffiti or even arson. Ensuring your school is well cared for reflects on your community and contributes to the value of surrounding residential properties, so it’s worth it!

Each month, School Watch receives an average of 200 calls from the public. During school holiday periods the number increases significantly. So your involvement really makes a difference.

What to look for

  • The most important times for you to be vigilant are during school holidays as schools are unattended and therefore more vulnerable than usual to crime.
  • Keep in mind that schools are generally large physical areas with multiple “blind spots”. If you hear unusual noises from within a school, such as glass breaking or banging noises, this might mean people are up to no good.
  • Look for unusual vehicles parked at a school on weekends or during holidays.
  • Watch for groups “hanging around” on school grounds. This should not occur and can be one of the starting points for crime to occur.