Crime crackdown

Acting Superintendent Kim Fergusson and Dennis O'Brien of Bateman Neighbourhood Watch with Murdoch police, mounted police and City of Melville CSS officers. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404343
Acting Superintendent Kim Fergusson and Dennis O'Brien of Bateman Neighbourhood Watch with Murdoch police, mounted police and City of Melville CSS officers. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404343

Mounted police officers Constable Erin Pulham and Constable Kelly Player, along with their horses Eric and Minnie, patrolled the suburbs last week to add to the efforts of Murdoch police, City of Melville Community Safety Service (CSS) and Neighbourhood Watch.

Murdoch officer-in-charge Acting Senior Sergeant Mish Iskra said the presence of mounted police had an immediate positive impact in the area and the burglary rate dropped dramatically last week.

‘It was a great result for our community and creating a safer environment for all,’ she said.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the relationship between the City’s CSS and WA Police was mutually beneficial for and most importantly ‘a win for the community’.

South Metropolitan District Office Acting Superintendent Kim Fergusson described the partnership as a commitment to each other to continually improve community safety.

‘What this partnership means to the community is the City of Melville and the WA Police share accurate information in a timely manner, allowing a measured response to any incident,’ he said.

‘The benefits of this of course will be enhanced community safety and a more efficient police response.’