Moore Park Beach Community Association secretary George Shuter and other locals are pushing for a greater police presence in their area.
Moore Park Beach Community Association secretary George Shuter and other locals are pushing for a greater police presence in their area. Scottie Simmonds

Crime worry for residents

MOORE Park Beach residents pushing for a greater police presence in the coastal area have invited a senior police officer to a meeting later this month.

Moore Park Beach Community Association secretary George Shuter said Superintendent Rowan Bond would attend the meeting on Monday, February 28.

Mr Shuter said there had been some worrying incidents in the town recently and residents wanted to express their concerns.

“One incident recently was quite serious and a person was threatened, but the police response time was 45 minutes,” he said.

“It could have turned nasty and been life- threatening.”

Mr Shuter said one of the issues to be raised was the possibility of a permanent police station in Moore Park Beach.

Residents also wanted to look at how petty crime could be reduced.

“There have been things like rock throwing and car scratching,” he said.

“Some of the incidents have not been reported, which means they don't get into the statistics.”

Mr Shuter said residents would ask Supt Bond about the possibility of increasing police patrols during certain nights of the week.

Supt Bond said yesterday he was looking forward to meeting Moore Park Beach residents and speaking o them about their concerns.

He said the police were constantly assessing crime and traffic statistics.

“At the moment, Moore Park Beach is getting very good service from the Bundaberg police,” he said.

“We continually have patrols out there.”

Supt Bond said there were many communities in Queensland that would like a permanent police station, but he said there was every indication police response times to Moore Park Beach were good.



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