LOCAL police teams in Midland patrolled Midland train station last Thursday and surrounding hubs as part of Operation Sleeper II.
Trains stations and bus ports attract almost 200,000 commuters each day, with many parking their vehicles at or close to these hubs.
The first component of Operation Sleeper was conducted in March of this year and was predominantly a community engagement activity.
Operation Sleeper II includes patrolling of public transport hubs and surrounding areas, with officers tasked to focus on thefts from vehicles.
It is expected that the police presence will act as a deterrent and officers will highlight crime prevention tips with commuters.
“Theft from motor vehicles has been identified as a contributing factor behind an unseasonal rise in crime this financial year,” Central Metropolitan District Superintendent Kim Massam said.
He urged the community to join WA Police in this effort.