New model at best with public’s help

Acting Senior Sargeant Bron Umbras
Acting Senior Sargeant Bron Umbras

Mundijong has started operating under the Frontline 2020 policing model rolling out across Perth after a six-month South East district trial.

After-hours calls from Mundijong’s suburbs divert to the Cannington control centre, which dispatches response teams from Armadale and Cannington, instead of diverting to Mandurah.

Residents will have more ways to connect with local officers through a station mobile phone and Twitter account, though acting officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Bron Umbras stressed that numbers with which to report crimes had not changed.

‘If you see a post or tweet advising of a suspicious car in your suburb, for example, ‘orange Ford sedan with black rims has been seeing casing houses in the Glades area’, and you see that car, don’t tweet or post a message back, call 131 444 straight away,’ he said.

‘Timely intelligence from the community has allowed us to achieve excellent results in the past and we want to improve that. Our best work is done when you let us know what’s going on.’

Mundijong station covers Anketell, Byford, Cardup, Casuarina, Darling Downs, Hopeland, Jarrahdale, Karrakup, Mardella, Mundijong, Oakford, Oldbury, Serpentine, Wandi and Whitby.

The best ways to use police contacts 

Report emergencies on 000 and burglaries or crimes in progress on 131 444

Report crimes that do not require attendance, or check on previously reported crime investigations, at www.police.wa.gov.au

Provide tips on unsolved crimes, or continuing issues such as drug dealing to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Keep up with Mundijong Police police activities and information by following them on Twitter at @MundijongPol

Discuss non-urgent local issues by calling the station on 9526 1900 weekdays, or emailing Mundijong.Police.Station@police.wa.gov.au 

You can also discuss non-urgent local issues by calling 0466 318 128, or leaving a message for a local officer to return the call.