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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


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 and potential terrorist attacks on personal and community safety.

The recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics survey of Personal Safety (8 Nov 2017) found that 1 in 5 women fear for their personal safety, especially sexual violence and harassment against them.


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 (SAV) teams dedicated to reducing harms for everyone in their geographical region.

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The SAVE organisation is a cooperative social network of interconnected ‘community safety clusters’ of small sized geographically local neighbourhoods or suburbs.  Small clusters of adjoining neighbourhoods/suburbs is the optimum scaling for influential and meaningful connectedness within social networks[1].

Community & Personal Safety Statistics in Australia [2]

Experience of Violence

  • Two in five people (39% or 7.2 million) aged 18 years and over experienced an incident of physical or sexual violencesince the age of 15, including 42% of men (3.8 million) and 37% of women (3.4 million).
  • Four in ten men (41% or 3.7 million) and three in ten women (31% or 2.9 million) experienced physical violence.
  • One in five women (18% or 1.7 million) and one in twenty men (4.7% or 428,800) experienced sexual violence. [2]

Partner Violence

  • 17% of women (1.6 million) and 6% of men (747,600) had experienced violence by a partner since age of 15.

Partner Emotional Abuse

  • One in four women (23% or 2.2 million) and one in six men (16% or 1.4 million) experienced emotional abuse by a partner since age of 15.


  • One in ten people (12% or 2.2 million) aged 18 years and over experienced an episode of stalking since the age of 15.
  • One in six women (17% or 1.6 million) and one in fifteen men (7% or 587,000) experienced an episode of stalking since the age of 15.

Sexual Harassment

  • One in two women (53% or 5 million) and one in four men (25% or 2.2 million) had experienced sexual harassment during their lifetime.


[1] Rose, J. (2016). The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach US About the Future of Urban Life. Harper Wave, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. New York.

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