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Sponsorship of Pioneers

 

Lake City Taxis sponsors the Carter Holt Harvey Pioneers for the 2002 basketball season.

The Lake City Taxis Corporate Box

The Pioneers v Mildura on the 15th June in front of a home crowd played magnificently. Although they trailed in the first quarter they soon found their form and with great defensive skills edged ahead. The last quarter saw them attack and the final score Pioneers 145 - Mildura 127 was well deserved.

The game on 29 June, Pioneers v Ballarat Miners was again well attended including a group from the Gordon Education Centre. All had a great time and enjoyed the game despite the loss by the Pioneers it was still exciting. The final score Pioneers 109 - Ballarat 123.

The 12th of July was once again another win for the Pioneers in front of a home crowd.  The Pioneers played NW Tasmania. This was also the first win for new coach Sonya Knight. The  final score was Pioneers 142 - NW Tasmania 99.

A feature of the night was a visit by the Adelaide 36` ers cheerleading team. They were sure a crowd pleaser.


Taxi and School Watch

WHAT IS TAXI WATCH?

Taxi Watch is a Community Policing initiative that encourages the involvement of those who work within the taxi industry to assist in crime prevention and detection.

WHY IS IT NEEDED?

To date traditional methods of policing have proved inadequate in halting spiralling crime rates. Unfortunately assaults on people, theft and damage of property have become common place. Without active assistance from the community and in particular the taxi industry, police cannot hope to significantly reduce this alarming trend.

WHERE DOES IT OPERATE?

Taxi Watch operates throughout South Australia wherever concerned drivers/owners care for the welfare of their customers and other members of the community.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF TAXI WATCH?

  • To reduce the number of preventable Crimes;
  • To assist members of the public at times of personal emergency;
  • To identify criminal activity and communicate information to the police;
  • To assist the needs of victims of crime;

To promote crime prevention measures that will:

       REDUCE ASSAULTS

       DETER DISHONESTY

     INCREASE PERSONAL SAFETY

  • Encourage cooperation between police and the taxi industry;

  • To implement and maintain an effective system of reporting criminal activity or suspicious behaviour to police;

  • To assist in the return of lost or stolen property.

  HOW WILL TAXI WATCH AFFECT ME?

  • If you are part of the taxi industry and participate in the programme you will develop a greater  sense of community co-operation and community responsibility.

  • By `working together` you can assist to reduce crime.
      Benefits that you will derive from this programme include:
  • shared RESPONSIBILITIES
  • increased GOODWILL
  • attracting MORE CUSTOMERS and visitors to South Australia
  • LESS FEAR of crime
  • increased SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  • a SAFER working environment
  • a better LIFE STYLE
  • CARING for others
  • better chance of RETRIEVING lost or stolen property.

As with the successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme, cab operators are asked to observe and report suspicious activities or incidents but MUST NOT form vigilante groups.

 

ANY ACTION WILL BE HANDLED BY POLICE

WHAT WILL IT COST ME?

Very little - just effort and enthusiasm.

Also required:

a small amount of your time to talk with police officers and some instruction to your staff if applicable.

The success of this scheme relies on industry members - what you contribute is vitally important.

Taxi Watch is South Australia`s first crime prevention programme aimed at involving a particular occupation.

For further information contact:

Taxi Council South Australia:

Telephone: (08) 8244 9999 | Fax: (08) 8244 9955
South Australia Police: Telephone: (08) 8204 2238 | Fax: (08) 8204 2311

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • Display the Taxi Watch signs on your taxi and/or at your business premises
  • Be involved in promoting a safe community
  • Immediately report suspicious or criminal activity
  • Communicate regularly with other members of your industry and police
  • Actively look for solutions that may reduce crime.
SCHOOL WATCH AND TAXI WATCH WORKING TOGETHER
EMERGENCY LIFE & DEATH PHONE  000
FOR POLICE ATTENDANCE DIAL 11 444

jointly sponsored by: SA Taxi Industry and South Australian Government