Law and coffee order


Sergeant Brad Cutler talks to residents at Coffee with a Cop last Friday. Picture: Kate Leaver
Sergeant Brad Cutler talks to residents at Coffee with a Cop last Friday. Picture: Kate Leaver

Residents talked about a wide range of issues such as hoons, speeding, crime hot spots and anti-social behaviour at the Coffee with a Cop event.

Scarborough police officer-in-charge Glenn Dowding said community events gave police a chance to hone in on crime areas and interact with residents.

“This is a chance for members of the community to ask those questions they want to ask and officers get to put names to faces,” he said.

“People talked a lot about the design with roads and traffic flow and how this might affect speeding issues in their areas because it causes hooning, but it also causes frustration and that’s where road rage comes from.

“We are trying our best to target those hot spots for hooning and put our resources in their area when we can.”

Ms Harvey said the event was important so police could gather information and liaise with the community directly.

“There might be a local issue with a house or hoon who drives everyone nuts and from this the local policing teams can gather information about it,” she said.

“It’s also good for me as Police Minister to get out there and listen to the community tell me what’s working.”