I am undertaking reserach on best practice community safety initiatives around the world. In Australia Local Governments arent responsible for Policing or law enforcemnt as that is a State Goovernment role. However with more and more budget cuts at a State level we find our selves getting involved with low level policing, community security patrols, CCTV surveillence, "hoon" (illegal street racing) detection and community security information programs on issues such as burglary prevention and urban design that is sensitive to crime prevention. I would love to know of some local governments in your networks that are doing outsanding things in this space. I propose to visit the US / UK in 2015/2016 to undertake a study fellowship on the topic.