Re­in­force­ments help fight crime

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Bryce Luff

IF you have no­ticed an in­creased po­lice pres­ence around Cock­burn Cen­tral, there is a good rea­son for this.

Mur­doch’s Lo­cal Polic­ing Team One has been run­ning op­er­a­tion Tryp­ti­con, aimed at boost­ing their face time at the busy precinct.

The op­er­a­tion area in­cludes the train sta­tion and sur­round­ing carparks, plus a few other key lo­ca­tions.

LPT1 con­sta­ble An­drew Mills said his team had been helped in their quest by the ever-pop­u­lar mounted sec­tion, as well as the re­gional op­er­a­tions group (south) who are look­ing to con­tinue work­ing with the dog squad to con­duct more ran­dom drug de­tec­tion op­er­a­tions there.

“WA Po­lice had re­ceived ad­vice from res­i­dents in the area they were con­cerned with anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in and around the train sta­tion,” Const Mills said.

“As a re­sult, Mur­doch po­lice re­sponded by tem­po­rar­ily in­creas­ing the pres­ence of po­lice to tackle the prob­lem.”

Con­sta­ble Mills said Mur- doch po­lice had noted crime sta­tis­tics for Cock­burn Cen­tral had im­proved re­cently.

“How­ever we’re keenly aware that peo­ple in the com­mu­nity don’t al­ways re­port mat­ters that make them feel un­safe or un­com­fort­able to po­lice,” he said.

“Our con­tin­ued suc­cess in tar­get­ing those com­mit­ting of­fences re­lies not just on good po­lice work, but equally on a steady fol­low of in­for­ma­tion from res­i­dents.

“Of­fend­ers are of­ten op­por- tunis­tic and there­fore lock­ing doors, win­dows, cars and keep­ing valu­ables from sight is of­ten the best de­fence.

“Re­port all sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour and get to know your sur­round­ings.”

Mur­doch’s LPT1 looks af­ter Atwell, Au­bin Grove, Banjup, Jandakot and Cock­burn Cen­tral. For non-emer­gen­cies phone 0466 318 127 or fol­low them on Twit­ter.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d449481

Po­lice horse Des­tiny with Const Josie Argoon and po­lice horse Ralph with Sen Const Te­nille Rossi.

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