Sunshine Coast Daily

Initiative tackles Burleigh crime

BURLEIGH residents will rest a little easier, with the establishment of a new policing committee.

The formation of the Burleigh Police Community Consultative Committee was announced last week, after concern from Burleigh locals about the rise in crime in the area.

Southern Gold Coast Patrol Service Inspector Des Lacy said the committee was established to develop a community safety and crime prevention partnership between the police and Burleigh Heads residents.

“We identified a specific need to engage the Burleigh community because of concerns about antisocial behaviour and public order,” Inspector Lacy said.

Inspector Lacy said the initiative was two tiered

“We are relocating eight officers from the Palm Beach district to the Burleigh office, which will focus specifically on public order in the area.

“The committee also allows people within Burleigh to have a venue to engage with the local police and advise them on their concerns regarding crime and disorder,” Inspector Lacy said.

Local Lollypop Lane Childcare Centre director Nicole Hicks welcomed the addition to the region.

“I think it’s great, there is definitely a need for extra policing in the area,” Ms Hicks said.

The first Burleigh Police Community Consultative Committee meeting will be on Monday, November 30 at the Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving Club at 5.30pm.



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