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Award for apartment safety project

Award for apartment safety project

Residents 3000 president John Dall’Amico and Leading Sen-Constable Glenn McFarlane have together created a new security assessment program for apartment buildings. To commend his efforts in the development and assessment of residential apartment security, Mr Dall’Amico was last month presented with an award on behalf of Residents 3000. The award was presented by Acting Inspector

More consolidation proposed

Police presence in the CBD’s west looks set to grow, with the State Government considering a plan for a new Victoria Police Centre on Spencer St. The proposed building at 311 Spencer St would neighbour the existing City West Police Complex at 313 Spencer St. The proposal, from Australia Post and CBUS Property was put

More consolidation proposed

Police presence in the CBD’s west looks set to grow, with the State Government considering a plan for a new Victoria Police Centre on Spencer St. The proposed building at 311 Spencer St would neighbour the existing City West Police Complex at 313 Spencer St. The proposal, from Australia Post and CBUS Property was put

Sexual assaults at CBD store

Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to following two sexual assaults in the CBD in December. Investigators have been told a man entered a clothing store on Little Bourke St about 7pm on Friday, December 18 and struck up a

Please bother us

CBD police want to be bothered by locals who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour or annoying or dangerous incidents. Sen Sgt Adam Tanner said people probably felt that they shouldn’t bother police with their minor concerns. “But, actually, we’d love to hear from them,” he said.  “It’s only by piecing together the multiple bits

Safer tram barriers

Local police are happy with revised tram stop barriers similar to one which almost claimed the life of an officer earlier this year. A 33-year-old senior constable came within millimetres of being killed in the early hours of June 16, when a pedestrian barrier pierced through his police van at the tram stop outside Federation

Thieves active

Local police have cautioned vigilance against theft. Acting Sen Sgt Peter Robertson of Melbourne East Police Station says bag and phone theft is particularly prevalent around Melbourne Central and QV.   “Statistics from these areas show up every month, but increases in the number of people also means more opportunity for thieves,” he said. Acting

Begging program concludes

Police operation Minta concluded last month with fewer than usual CBD beggars being diverted into welfare programs. During August and September, local police worked with the courts, the City of Melbourne and welfare agencies to seek more permanent help for people found begging on city streets. Acting Sen Sgt John Petersen told a safety and

Homesafe implications unknown at this stage

Local police are wondering if the 24-hour public transport Homesafe experiment next year will be good or bad for the CBD. Sen-Sgt Paul Henry told a local safety and security committee on September 16 that police were using data modeling in an attempt to predict the outcome. “The closest comparison we can come up with

Street begging crackdown

CBD police will be cracking down on street begging this month. Acting Snr-Sgt Lisa Prentice-Evans said operation Minta would be conducted with the Salvation Army and the City of Melbourne. She said “begging alms” was a summary offence in Victoria but she fully expected most offenders would be directed into welfare support programs. She said

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