Locals push for police
BELMONT police station has extended its opening hours on weekdays by three hours, increasing access to officers in response to crime concerns from residents.
BELMONT Police Station is staying open until 7pm on weekdays.
The extended opening hours began on Monday, May 8.
Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe, who previously campaigned for a 24-hour police station as the Belmont Community Group president, said the longer hours delivered on an election promise to the community and are a step in the right direction.
“I will always be fighting for more resources to tackle crime in our area,” she said. “Every door I knocked on across the electorate, people nine times out of 10 would say they don’t feel safe in their own home, so I was acutely aware of this issue in our own area.”
Police Minister Michelle Roberts said the extended hours would ensure the community had greater access to police services in-person.
“We understand that for some people it is difficult to visit a police station between 8am and 4pm,” Ms Roberts said.
Senior Sergeant Peter Woollons, Superintendent Brad Sorrell, Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe.