New security committee

The new Melbourne East Safety and Security Committee gets underway this month, with police hoping for a broad representation from the CBD.

Sen Sgt Paul Henry said he hoped the new group would be more strategic than the previous Police and Community Consultative Committee, which wound up in March.

Sen Sgt Henry said the idea of the new group was to cover gaps in the local police’s already-extensive consultative networks.

He said it was hoped the group would work collaboratively on prioritised strategic issues.

An initial meeting of some representatives met on May 21 to brainstorm, share information and identify key issues.  Sen Sgt Henry said he was still looking to expand the group.

“But we are not looking to replicate work that we are already engaged and doing in other spheres,” he said.

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