Member for Manly James Griffin has commended local police for their exceptional work on the Northern Beaches in proactive policing and driving down local crime.
Mr Griffin said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of local police in detecting and preventing crime.
Mr Griffin said local statistics for the Northern Beaches showed all major crime categories remaining stable or trending down. Assault (non-domestic violence) is down 12.2% over the past 24 months across the Northern Beaches.
“This latest data from BOCSAR shows that our Government’s tough stance on crime and providing the Police with the resources it needs is keeping our community safe,” Mr Griffin said.
“Our incredible police officers have worked tirelessly alongside the community to keep crime rates low.
“The Liberals and Nationals Government has also taken a major step to fortify the force into the future with the recent investment of more than $583 million over four years to deliver 1500 extra police, including more police for the Northern Beaches.
“This will ensure we’re not only able to maintain the current level of service and protection the community expects, but can also meet emerging crime-trends head-on if they occur.
“Our local police do a remarkable job attending to incidents, targeting criminals and supporting victims of crime, but they can’t do it alone.
“I would like to thank the people of Manly and the Northern Beaches for doing their bit by reporting crime, working closely with our local police officers, and remaining vigilant.”