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Police precincts for Docklands

26 Oct 2010

A back-to-basics approach to policing, which will see police, businesses and community members join forces to fight crime, will soon be implemented in Docklands.

The City of Melbourne Precinct Policing project was launched in Melbourne on October 13 and will see the municipality divided into 38 separate policing precincts.

A spokesperson for Victoria Police said: “Docklands will fall under the Melbourne West response zone precinct, which has a number of precincts within it, and it is likely that Docklands will be split into two separate precincts.”

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland said: “Each area has a police sergeant and group of officers assigned to it. This is their precinct and their role is to get to know the business owners, residents and other groups and work with them to address any safety or crime issues they might be experiencing.”

Mr Overland said precinct policing was about looking at longer-term issues.

“For example, the business owners in one area may have concerns about property damage happening to their shops,” he said.

“Rather than reporting it to their local police station and speaking with a different officer each time, they will now have the familiar faces of their precinct sergeant and crew.”

In an emergency situation or when a crime is occurring, people should always call Triple Zero (000) for immediate police attendance.

In coming weeks, residents, businesses and groups will receive a pamphlet in the mail informing them of their police precinct and how to get in contact.

Each precinct has a direct email address for people to contact and police members will also have a physical presence in their area.

The Victoria Police Internet site also provides information that allows people to navigate and discover their local precinct, as well as community resources.

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