Horse power reins in neighbourhood crime

Mane machines: Senior Constable Jason Burnham on Bluey and 1st Class Constable Jodie Howard on Lt Dan.
Mane machines: Senior Constable Jason Burnham on Bluey and 1st Class Constable Jodie Howard on Lt Dan.

The horses are members of the WA Police mounted section, and Constable Jason Burnham said residents were encouraged to approach to say hello.

‘We were in Belmont and Rivervale on Wednesday and it went down really well with the public as we were going past the bus station, car parks and residential areas,’ he said.

‘We stopped a number of people and issued a few warning for drinking. It’s a really good visual way of patrolling and burglaries often drop to near nothing.’

The mounted section is in the Belmont Police Sub-District as part of Operation Greenwood to help reduce high volume crime, including stealings and damages.