Summer crime blitz in Mandurah

Summer crime blitz in Mandurah

A SUMMER crime blitz is planned in Mandurah.

Operation Heat Shield starts on December 1 and involves $5 million in additional funding.

This will equate to 55,000 in additional police hours and increased patrols across the State.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the operation would result in a significantly increased police presence in Mandurah and will be on a scale never before seen in WA.

Highly visible police patrols will be stepped up at suburban centres, the Perth CBD and shopping, entertainment and transport hubs.

It will also allow police to do more co-ordinated operations targeting burglary, retail theft and family violence perpetrators.

Mounted section, K-9 unit, Regional Operations Group, Juvenile Action Group, bike and beat patrols will all be part of what will be the most co-ordinated and targeted police blitz the State has seen.

“This additional police resourcing will allow police to target crime and anti-social behaviour in Mandurah,” Mr Templeman said.

“Residents should feel safe when at a shopping centre or using public transport.

“This record funding will enhance our local police presence.”