BAYSWATER and Morley Police have teamed up to combat a recent spike in volume crime offences as part of the month-long Operation Greenline, which continues tomorrow night.
Officers from both stations team up every Thursday to target crime hotspots including Maylands, Bayswater, Inglewood, Mt Lawley, Yokine, Tuart Hill and Joondanna.
Bayswater Police officer-in-charge John Waghorn said the operation had a good start on October 2 and police would be targeting the Bayswater area in its second week.
“Over the next four weeks, every afternoon shift on a Thursday, both of the police stations combine their staff and they actually target patrol areas of recent criminal activities,” he said,
“On Thursday, both stations will have a dedicated action, trying to apprehend volume crime offences and target these people who are committing these offences.”
Morley Police officer-in-charge Tony Vuleta said the two stations regularly worked together including a joint operation conducted at the Garratt Road Bridge.
Sgt Vuleta said burglaries and stealing from motor vehicles were the biggest crimes in the Morley area.
Sgt Waghorn said his staff extended the operation throughout the week, which contributed to nine per cent drop in overall reported offence, a 20 per cent decrease in stolen motor vehicles and five per cent drop in stealing offences since this time last year.
He urged residents to report all suspicious people and vehicles to police, who would respond appropriately.
Report any suspicious activity to WA Police on 131 444.