Graffiti vandalism affects every member of the community, whether it be directly or indirectly. It is an issue that costs the community of Western Australia millions of dollars each year.
As part of Operation Quadrangle, Mandurah police visited local schools including Singleton, Secret Harbour and Comet Bay primary schools delivering anti-graffiti presentations to Years 5 and 6 students who also participated in a Q&A session regarding graffiti.
All school presentations were very well received by students and teachers alike.
With research suggesting a majority of graffiti offenders start during schooling years it provides the opportunity to highlight, deter and outline the cost and effects graffiti has on our community at large.
Patrols also targeted known graffiti “hot spots” with the Mandurah sub-district.
Officers conducted vehicle and foot patrols of graffiti hot spots, engaging with youths in those areas.
Anyone can report acts of graffiti vandalism against public assets, community facilities or private property. If graffiti vandalism occurs on your property please report the incident as soon as possible.
Public reporting of graffiti vandalism can be done via the Goodbye Graffiti website goodbyegraffiti.wa.gov.au and hotline 1800 44 22 55.