Reinforcements help fight crime


Police horse Destiny with Const Josie Argoon and police horse Ralph with Sen Const Tenille Rossi.
Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d449481
Police horse Destiny with Const Josie Argoon and police horse Ralph with Sen Const Tenille Rossi. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d449481

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 Murdoch 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 opportunistic 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.