Police in Frankston are working around the clock to keep local residents safe by blitzing crime hotspots, arresting repeat offenders and responding to incidents in public spaces and on train-lines.
Visiting the 24-hour Frankston Police Station today, Minister for Police Lisa Neville thanked local police officers for their dedication in serving and protecting the community.
Police have actively targeted repeat offenders in the Frankston area through Operation Shadow – while also dealing with aggravated burglaries, drug use and youth crime.
Frankston police set up Operation Shadow to target repeat offenders through overt and covert police work. Officers are also cracking down on high-volume crime and boosting their visibility in the area.
The taskforce has had a significant impact in the Frankston retail and business precincts, with local traders and residents noticing more police on the beat.
Police Custody Officers have been on duty in Frankston since May and are helping to free up police to return to the frontline.
In May, police set up the state-wide Operation Cosmas to investigate aggravated burglaries and carjackings. The crackdown has seen more than 130 arrests.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to give police the resources and the powers they need to keep Victorians safe.
The $596 million Public Safety Package announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 will fund an extra 406 sworn police officers, mobile technology and other specialist equipment.
More than 200 custody officers are working at 22 of Victoria’s busiest police stations, with their rollout to be completed at the end of 2017.
Since November 2014, the Labor Government has funded 1156 police personnel.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville
“Police in Frankston through Operation Shadow are doing great work to drive down crime and lock up repeat offenders to keep local residents safe.”
“Community engagement is the essence of good policing – that’s why it’s great to see Frankston police fostering strong relationships with the local community.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“Frankston police are out in the community, targeting crime hotspots and boosting their presence in the area’s public spaces.”
“Targeted operations are helping to tackle youth offending, public order incidents and anti-social behaviour.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020