New police bike patrol has successful first day


Eleni Evangel and Liza Harvey at the announcement of the police bike patrols in March.
Eleni Evangel and Liza Harvey at the announcement of the police bike patrols in March.

FOUR people have been charged on the first day of the new police bicycle patrol.

Perth Police have started patrols with some staff before all 30 officers begin patrolling the CBD and Northbridge on April 28.

A 40-year-old man was charged with breaching bail, possessing drugs and unlawful possession of stolen property, two men (32 and 24) were charged with possessing drugs and a 41-year-old woman was charged after she failed to obey a move on notice on Monday.

Perth Police Station Officer-in-Charge Craig Davis said it was a great result.

“The feedback that came through was that we had outstanding comments from the public who said it was great to have police around and they were happy with the police presence and visibility in Perth,” Senior Sergeant Davis said.

The officers will conduct bike patrols from 7am to 12am Sunday to Thursday and from 4pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays from April 28.