Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

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.

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