Police presence to boost confidence
MOST people understand opening up a new police station isn't a simple matter. A lot of research on population and crime statistics has to go into that sort of thing.
But nor are the people of Moore Park Beach asking for a new cop shop - simply an increased police presence.
Given the community association has already created its new hub at the shopping centre, it would seem to be the perfect place for a police or community liaison officer to make regular visits.
That won't necessarily change the situation when a crime happens at random and it still takes police at least 20 minutes to respond because of the distances involved.
But sometimes one of the most important things to a community is confidence and police visibility.
And having someone attend to community concerns - even for a small part of the week - could go some way to reassuring residents and deterring possible crime.