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Aboriginal community night patrol helping keep Alice Springs safe

Date posted: 1 June 2015

Night patrol crews from three Central Australian Aboriginal communities have travelled to Alice Springs to assist local authorities during this weekends national AFL game at Traeger Park.

The three night patrols from Yuendumu, Ti Tree and Harts Range are a highly valued service in the Desert Regional Council according to John Gaynor, the Community Service Director.

Mr Gaynor says established relationships within the communities allow the night patrols to engage and communicate with country men and women. He went on to acknowledge the efforts of night patrols at other major events such as the Alice Springs show, where their main focus is on the safety of community members.

Source: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA)

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