Scarborough Police targeting antisocial behaviour at beach this summer

City of Stirling security patrol officer Frank Haast, Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall (Scarborough Police OIC) and Nicole Fairman (senior security officer City of Stirling). Photo: Martin Kennealey
City of Stirling security patrol officer Frank Haast, Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall (Scarborough Police OIC) and Nicole Fairman (senior security officer City of Stirling). Photo: Martin Kennealey

SCARBOROUGH Police and City of Stirling security officers are teaming up to ensure Scarborough Beach foreshore shakes its former tag as a trouble hot spot.

They will be targeting antisocial behaviour during summer, the first since the redevelopment was completed.

Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said officers would patrol the beach on hot days and nights, liaising with Stirling security on when and where their presence was needed.

“If we need to ramp up resources, we will do,” he said.

His message was to “behave yourself” and promised police and security would be making sure there was no antisocial activity.

“I want to thank the City for their support; without them it would be a lot harder,” he said.

Stirling already has a security patrol dedicated to the foreshore and teams are stationed there during the day and night on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Senior security officer Nicole Fairman believed the redevelopment had already changed the area’s atmosphere.

“I think it’s become a lot more user-friendly overall,” she said.

“There’s definitely a lot more of a family presence.”

It is that family-friendly vibe police and the City want to encourage, and are hoping ramped up patrols and the prominence of CCTV will ensure it is a safe and enjoyable space.