Message from CEO
Thanks for visiting our site. Let’ get some facts straight. I’m just the bus driver for the SAVE Network organisation. It’s the passengers, you, – the volunteers – that are the really important ones on the SAVE bus. It’s your time, talents, abilities, skills plus a little bit of situational awareness training that can make a big difference to community safety in your local neighbourhood and at public events. I am privileged to have a diverse team of willing professionals volunteering their expertise in joining me to support the SAVE network in safeguarding your local community. To all of you – welcome aboard the SAVE bus. I trust you will find the journey as inspiring as I do in making a significant contribution to the safety of our community.
Dr. Geoff Dean
In today’s world there are three groups that seek to do malevolent harm. They are organised and dangerous criminals; militant activists and extremists; lone-wolf and cyber-connected terrorists. The SAVE Network is about training people to connect the dots for community safety as they go about their everyday lives by being actively watchful and alert to signs of suspicious behaviours by malevolent individuals associated with one or more of these socially destructive groups.
“I liked how we got involved as a team and going out to practice what we learnt… like ‘alert cues’ that previously I wouldn’t have considered…the wide range of experience and knowledge of trainers… they were engaging … no boring bits … the storytelling was insightful… real cases where small details came together to solve a larger problem.”
The aim of the Safety Alert Volunteer Enterprise (SAVE) is to empower ordinary people with safety alertness knowledge and skills to keep their community’s attention focused and aware of everyday harms, risks, and threats from regular and random acts of violence including criminal activities, militancy, extremism, and terrorism.
The prevalence of violence in Australian Society is scary. The recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics survey of Personal Safety (8 Nov 2017) found that two (2) in five (5) people (39% or 7.2 million) aged 18 years and over experienced an incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, including 42% of men (3.8 million) and 37% of women (3.4 million).
The SAVE vision is to transform community fear of crime and terrorism into positive action to enhance personal and community safety by building a broad-based grassroots interconnected network of self-evolving and self-directing suburban neighbourhoods clustered around local Safety Alert Volunteer Enterprise (SAVE) teams dedicated to reducing social and personal harms for everyone in their geographical region.
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