Thursday, April 25, 2024

Frankston rapid response troops hit the road

Frankston City Council’s newly created Rapid Response Team has begun patrols across the municipality as part of a year-round initiative to enhance the safety of local residents and visitors.

Council says the Rapid Response Team aims to prevent anti-social, harmful, destructive and illegal behaviour by being present in public spaces across the municipality and undertaking joint patrols alongside Victoria Police.

Mayor, Nathan Conroy said Council was dedicated to ensuring the city and suburbs were safe and welcoming places to live, work, play and visit.

“While crime rates have continued to drop in our municipality, summer brings with it a new
set of challenges. People love visiting our beautiful foreshore, especially during summer,” he said.

“And daylight savings means more people are out and about as it stays lighter longer. We’re investing additional resources to ensure public safety during the busiest time of year.”

The patrols are set to reduce crime rates and empower the local community, Mayor Conroy said.

“The project also provides a unique opportunity to identify and assist rough sleepers in Frankston City, connecting them with the services they need to break the cycle of homelessness.”

The new program comes off the back of last year’s announcement of a significant upgrade
to Council’s CCTV network, with cameras strategically situated across the municipality, providing a live feed to Frankston Police Station.

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