A community group encouraging communication between police and the Indigenous community will recommence next month.
The Hume branch of the Police Aboriginal Consultative Committee, known as PACC, was first established in July last year.
Aboriginal engagement officer Inspector Alison Brennan said the committee was a community group designed to bring police and the Aboriginal community together.
She said the aim of the group was to discuss crime prevention.
PACC also collaborates with the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) and other data to help identify what is needed.
Inspector Brennan said while the figures were useful they "don't tell us what is important with the local community".
The meetings help to develop an Aboriginal Action Plan for the region.
The police officer said PACC helped to answer the following questions: "what are the problems? What can we do to assist?"
She said input was very important to develop a strategy and direction for the community.
"Anyone can attend from the Aboriginal community or representatives from local agencies and businesses."
Inspector Brennan aims to secure funding to hold cultural awareness training for non-Indigenous members of the community.
"What serves one community is not going to be the best for all," she said.
The inspector encouraged as many people who can to come along.
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She said that while the meetings were held in Goulburn the group was for the entire Hume district including the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas.
The next PACC meeting will be held on July 16 at the PCYC in Goulburn.
Contact Inspector Alison Brennan on 4823 0310 for more information.
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