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131 444
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1800 333 000
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report crime anonymously

Safety and security tips

Bushfire prevention

In response to the 2020-21 Fire Danger Season, SAPOL has again launched Operation Nomad. This includes a community engagement campaign - Why Risk It? to increase awareness around four activities that accidentally cause bushfires:

  • garden waste burning
  • harvesting activities
  • campfires
  • power tools.

View our Fire prevention - Why Risk It? fact sheets, videos and posters below.

Please Note: Due to changes to the Fire and Emergency Services Act and Regulations, which become effective as of 1 March 2021, SAPOL has withdrawn the power tools and harvesting fact sheets and videos from our website.

For more information, view the CFS media release or the new Fire and Emergency Services Act and Regulations.

You can help

You too can help SAPOL and other emergency services to make this season as safe as possible. If you undertake any activity which may be a fire risk, please consider the weather conditions and check the restrictions around that activity beforehand.

For further information about what you can and can’t do during the Fire Danger Season please visit the CFS website.

It is also important that you continue to report suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour by calling SAPOL on 131 444. If you see a fire or there is an imminent risk of a fire, call Triple Zero (000). If you have any information about someone deliberately lighting fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online. You can remain anonymous.

Fire prevention - Why Risk It?

Other safety and security tips

are you covered?

These are some less obvious tips police recommend you consider to keep your home safe and secure.

You don't have to go to the extremes of wrapping up your home to make it secure, simply locking doors and windows is a great place to start.

are you covered - Home security tips 

are you covered - Home security poster

Business security
Caravan and holiday security and safety
Home and vehicle security
Scams and cybercrime
Internet safety and security

Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, a one-stop-shop providing:

  • information and resources on how to stay safe online
  • a complaints process to assist children who experience cyberbullying
  • online reporting of offensive or illegal online content.

Visit Think you know for cyber safety resources and information including:

  • factsheets and guides for parents and youth on cyber safety issues and apps
  • information on the ThinkUKnow program and on parent, carer, teacher and youth presentations delivered by SA Police members and partners of the ThinkUKnow program.

To book a youth presentation contact your local police station and ask for the Crime Prevention Section. To book an adult presentation book online via the ThinkUKnow website.

See also Scams and cybercrime above for further information.

Personal safety
Personal safety - Emergency preparedness
Rural and farm security
Think about it (Youth safety)
Triple Zero (resources for kids)

Play the Triple Zero kids challenge online

Order a free CD of the Triple Zero kids challenge with extras from the Band of South Australia Police

Triple Zero kids challenge colour in sheet

Halloween resources

Crime prevention presentations

South Australia Police offers crime prevention and safety presentations on:

  • personal safety
  • home security
  • safety online
  • business security
  • armed robbery prevention.

Contact the Crime Prevention Section at your local police station to find out more or to book a free presentation.

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