On 24 February I attended a coastal villages law and order community forum that was organised by the Tooradin and Coastal Villages Commerce Committee in response to the crime wave that is hitting Victoria.
Present at the well-attended forum were two Cranbourne police officers who came along to provide local residents with strategies for making their homes safer. The forum was held to address concerns of locals about the lack of police resources and the dramatic increase in crime being experienced throughout the community. Another forum is planned for Hastings, which is coming up shortly.
While many issues were canvassed and strategies discussed, the information that was most disturbing to the people of the area was that while the City of Casey has got more people, it has got less police.