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17:16  24 may  2019
17:16  24 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Everyday Australians are taking to the streets, patrolling public transport and picking up rubbish in a bid to keep the community safe.

Michael Makridis, 53, is the leader of the Melbourne chapter of the "safety patrol" group The Guardian Angels.

"The primary purpose of it is to patrol the streets and to keep the community safe," he told A Current Affair.

'Guardian Angels' keeping Australia’s streets safe© A Current Affair Michael Makridis, 53, is the leader of the Melbourne chapter of the

Wearing distinct red berets and emblazoned t-shirts, the group hails back to its roots when it was founded in 1979 on the streets and subways of New York by Curtis Sliwa.

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The Guardian Angels also understand the importance of changing the atmosphere in a neighborhood. The change in atmosphere is a change in attitude. An attitude of urgency in taking back the streets from the criminals. An attitude that we can retrieve the quality of life that rightfully belongs to us only if

'Guardian Angels' keeping Australia’s streets safe© A Current Affair The Guardian Angels started out on the streets of New York in 1979. They now have chapters all around the world. "The gangs and the thugs ruled, and so we took matters into our own hands as volunteers, we decided to fill the void and give people a hope that things could turn around, and eventually they did," Mr Sliwa said.

Mr Makridis founded the Melbourne group after the alleged murder and rape of international student Aiia Maasarwe.

The local garbage truck driver has been doing patrols every day and most nights for the past two months.

He spends his time at train stations, riding trams and patrolling the streets.

'Guardian Angels' keeping Australia’s streets safe© 9News The Guardian Angels are not vigilantes, saying they don't go around looking for trouble or chasing criminals.

The Melbourne chapter is the second Australian group of The Guardian Angels.

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The Guardian Angels is a non-profit international volunteer organization of unarmed crime-prevention. The Guardian Angels organization was founded February 13, 1979

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Ed Hornery has established a team in Logan, Queensland as well.

The small group focus their patrols around cleaning up rubbish and discarded drug paraphernalia.

"Since we started here in Logan we have seen a real positive change, especially with regard to the environment and the parks that we were cleaning we are seeing a real reduction in the amount of needles we are picking up in these places," Mr Hornery said.

Both leaders reject being referred to as a vigilantes.

Speaking to A Current Affair, Mr Makridis said: "We're not vigilantes it's as simple as that. We don't go around looking for trouble. We don't chase criminals. We don't go out looking to arrest people."

'Guardian Angels' keeping Australia’s streets safe© Instagram The Melbourne Guardian Angels were established in the wake of the alleged murder and rape of international student Aiia Maasarwe

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A full history of the Guardian Angels can be viewed at www. guardianangels .org. We coordinate efforts with many other community groups and the Philadelphia Police department to go into as many neighborhoods as possible to help empower residents with the tools to make their community’ s safer .

We meet at HQ at 6pm and hit street to get some street cover tonight.Tonight our own Cobra will be leading the group tonight and it will be a fun one i am sure Thanks to all 10 Angels that come out tonight. union square to check everything at the top of the street and make sure all is safe as can be.

"We strongly discourage anyone from partaking in behaviour which can place themselves or others at risk of harm if they attempt to confront an offender,” the spokesperson said.

"Members of the public who are interested in supporting crime prevention activities in their local area are encouraged to join their local Neighbourhood Watch."

While Mr Makridis is currently the sole member of the Melbourne chapter, Mr Hornery works with a small group of volunteers.

He acknowledged how challenging it has been to get new recruits.

"We want the right people, and the right people for us are ordinary, everyday Australians, normal people who want to be able to contribute and be proactive in their communities." Mr Hornery said.

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