Hooli­gans on no­tice

Stirling Times - - Front Page - Laura Pond

SCAR­BOR­OUGH po­lice and City of Stir­ling se­cu­rity of­fi­cers are team­ing up to en­sure Scar­bor­ough Beach fore­shore shakes its for­mer tag as a trou­ble hot spot.

They will tar­get an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour dur­ing sum­mer, the first since the re­de­vel­op­ment’s com­ple­tion.

Se­nior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said of­fi­cers would pa­trol the beach on hot days and nights, li­ais­ing with Stir­ling se­cu­rity on when and where their pres­ence was needed.

“If we need to ramp up re­sources, we will do,” he said.

His mes­sage was to “be­have your­self” and promised po­lice and se­cu­rity would make sure there was no anti-so­cial ac­tiv­ity.

“I want to thank the City for their sup­port; with­out them it would be a lot harder,” he said.

Stir­ling al­ready has a se­cu­rity pa­trol ded­i­cated to the fore­shore and teams are sta­tioned there dur­ing the day and night on Fri­days, Satur­days and Sun­days.

Se­nior se­cu­rity of­fi­cer Ni­cole Fair­man be­lieved the re­de­vel­op­ment had changed the area’s at­mos­phere.

“I think it’s be­come a lot more user-friendly. There’s def­i­nitely a lot more of a fam­ily pres­ence,” she said.

It is that fam­ily-friendly vibe that po­lice and the City want to en­cour­age and are hop­ing ramped up pa­trols and the promi­nence of CCTV will en­sure it is a safe and en­joy­able space.

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d489045

Se­nior Sergeant Craig Wanstall (cen­tre) with City of Stir­ling se­cu­rity of­fi­cers Frank Haast and Ni­cole Fair­man.

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