OPERATION SWEEP IS UNDER WAY
Operation Sweep is an enduring operation running in response to the rise in crime that was widely reported across the metropolitan area in July. The aim is to target hot spots in police districts and subdistricts, focusing on the volume crime offences of stealing, burglary and stealing from motor vehicles. These sorts of crimes have the potential to have a major impact on people’s feeling of public safety. Our actions include targeting individuals who are generally responsible, providing additional presence in areas with high incidence of crime, and the concept of extra police visibility in some areas to give a renewed sense of confidence and personal safety from law-abiding citizens who frequent those areas. – Senior Sergeant Brendan Moore.