THE WA Police Force is calling on the community for help with a campaign to target graffiti.
Operation Quadrangle IV, which has been launched to help gain public support in the effort to catch those behind graffiti, focuses on detection , apprehension and enforcement – as well as prevention and community awareness.
Graffiti costs around $25 million a year in clean-up costs and can set young offenders on the path of more serious offending.
Senior Sergeant Michael Dalla-Costa said the operation would educate the public about graffiti offending and deter potential offenders.
“This is a crime that can escalate to encourage those to commit more serious crimes without intervention and is costly to the community as a whole,” he said.
“By educating our children early on, it helps them avoid the consequences of engaging in such criminal activity.”
Police believe the people pictured may be able to assist with a number of graffiti investigations.
To report an incident of graffiti or for parents who are concerned their child may be engaging in graffiti, there is support and advice at www.goodbyegraffiti.wa.gov.au.
Anyone with information regarding graffiti offense in the community can also contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.