New Mandurah police boundaries explained at community safety forum

Senior Sergeant Darren Hart, Inspector Peter Davies, District Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Mellissa Teed, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, David Templeman, Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Mandurah deputy Mayor Caroline Knight at the forum.
Senior Sergeant Darren Hart, Inspector Peter Davies, District Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Mellissa Teed, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke, David Templeman, Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Mandurah deputy Mayor Caroline Knight at the forum.

NEW Mandurah District Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Inspector Peter Davies and Mandurah officer in charge Senior Sergeant Darren Hart were introduced to the community at a community safety forum hosted by Mandurah MLA David Templeman last night.

Police Minister Michelle Roberts explained the new police district boundaries to the forum and highlighted that Mandurah was a big winner in the changes as it will be a police district in its own right.

Mr Templeman, a fierce critic of the previous system in which the old Peel District District was absorbed into the South Metro Police Region super-district, said he was particularly pleased Mandurah’s status as a police district had been returned.

“We now have a resident Superintendent and the appropriate resources to address the policing challenges of our growing population,’’ he said.

“The new structure has seen a domestic violence added to the district and the Superintendent has highlighted that his focus will be addressing crime hotspots, increased visibility of police and engaging local organisations and the community to drive down crime.”

Concerns raised at the forum included anti-social behaviour, hooning, issues in the Mandurah CBD and train safety.