Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Concern Over Police Number Reports

Published on 15 November 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire Council today expressed concern about the ongoing reports of lack of Police resources over the summer period.

Cr. David Gill, Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire said, “Over the Christmas holiday period the population on the Mornington Peninsula explodes almost overnight, from 163,000 to between 225,000 and 250,000 people.

“On top of this, the area is visited by an extremely large number of day trippers.

“Such a great influx of visitors puts a lot of demand on all Emergency Services.”

Cr. Gill said the local Police and all the Emergency Services on the Peninsula are at the very heart of community safety.

We believe that there will be positive discussions with senior Police and the Government after the election to ensure that adequate Police numbers will be allocated to the Mornington Peninsula over summer.

“Ensuring that there are adequate numbers of Police available at this period is vital, not only for community safety, but also for the safety of our Police officers and other Emergency personnel,” Cr. Gill said.


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