Moorabbin Police Target Organised Crime

22 September 2016

Police in Moorabbin are using targeted operations to smash organised crime and crack down on those who commit aggravated burglaries and other crimes in the community.

Visiting Moorabbin Police Station today, Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos thanked officers for their service to the local community.

Ms Neville also attended a morning tea at the Bentleigh RSL where she discussed community safety issues with Mr Staikos, police officers and residents.

Operation Drill – a 12-month drug sting made up of 120 police from Melbourne’s south – arrested 13 people for drug trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime last month. Police also discovered a clandestine laboratory in Braeside, seizing large quantities of drugs and stolen property.

Since December 2014, Taskforce Alexis has made significant arrests in the Kingston, Glen Eira and Bayside areas – targeting repeat offending and working to break the cycle of family violence.

The first of its kind in Victoria, Taskforce Alexis is made up of police, mental health practitioners and family violence specialists. Together they are working with victims, responding to incidents and keeping the local community safe.

More than 200 custody officers are now working at 22 Victorian police stations – including Moorabbin Police Station – to free up frontline police to get back on the beat.

The Andrews Labor Government has funded an additional 406 police, mobile technology and infrastructure upgrades as part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

Over the next 12 months, the new officers will begin rolling out across the state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

“Thanks to dedicated operations, Moorabbin police have been cracking down on drug trafficking, aggravated burglaries and family violence in the community.”

“Our investments in additional police will help expand on this work – as new police are recruited and deployed statewide.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“With custody officers now working at Moorabbin Police Station, police can get back on the beat to prevent and fight crime.”

“We know that police are best used in the community and the recent operations in the local area are clear evidence of that.”

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