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Reckless riders targeted in e-scooter crackdown in Southbank and the CBD

Reckless riders targeted in e-scooter crackdown in Southbank and the CBD

June 4th, 2024 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

E-scooter riders have been held to account, with Victoria Police issuing almost 300 infringements to those caught flouting the rules during recent blitzes across Melbourne throughout May.

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Police targeting e-scooters

April 3rd, 2024 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

Melbourne Highway Patrol recently conducted Operation Trident targeting vulnerable road users, and particularly e-scooters.

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Beware of online scams

September 6th, 2023 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently revealed that Australians lost a record $3.1 billion to scams in 2022.

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Getting back to basics

August 9th, 2023 - Inspector Dale Huntington

The recent community sentiment survey results are used to help identify and address what matters most to local communities through Victoria Police’s back-to-basics Neighbourhood Policing initiative.

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Police launch Operation Ride Safe to clamp down on illegal e-scooter use

June 7th, 2023 - Dinah Tremain

With the extended trial of e-scooters with revised rules and the increased uptake in the use of e-scooters within the Melbourne CBD, Victoria Police will be conducting Operation Ride Safe.

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Introducing Inspector Dale Huntington, the Situational Awareness Map and Operation NEXUS

April 5th, 2023 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

Inspector Dale Huntington is the new Local Area Commander for Southbank and Melbourne East police service areas. Previous to this appointment, Dale’s career has been in diverse policing roles, including operational uniform policing, investigations, public order, major events management, drug enforcement, public transport safety, traffic management and liquor licensing.

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Bicycle security and safety

February 7th, 2023 - Southbank News

With increases in cycling and the undisputed fitness benefits, Victoria has experienced a huge surge in sales during and post the lockdown period as people look for ways to stay fit and commute safely.

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STOPIT

December 7th, 2022 - Southbank News

With the excitement of the holiday period rapidly approaching it’s important to remain aware of our own personal safety and surroundings.

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Personal safety on a night out

November 9th, 2022 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

With the warmer weather upon us (finally) there has been a marked increase in night-time activity along Southbank and Crown Promenades. The activity levels are regularly exceeding pre-COVID levels with a spike in activity on Saturdays. 

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Private versus commercial e-scooters

August 10th, 2022 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

Since the CBD has opened up post pandemic and workers have returned to the office, the use of personal electric scooters (e-scooters) has increased dramatically along with other electrically-powered skateboards.

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Southbank Police Station introduces neighbourhood policing

May 11th, 2022 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

“I want each of our officers to be proactively engaged with the community and encourage the community to work with them, so we can enhance trust and confidence in the work police do,” – Chief Commissioner Shane Patton – March 2022.

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Protect your number plates

February 10th, 2022 - Southbank News

We’ve recently seen an increase in thefts around Southbank, both from motor vehicles and storage cages, most commonly around our multi-level car parks.

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Another year over

December 10th, 2021 - Snr Sgt Alex OToole

As 2021 draws to a close we can reflect on what has been another very challenging year due to COVID-19.

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Pedestrian safety

June 9th, 2021 - Southbank News

Southbank is a very busy suburb used by pedestrians, cyclists, cars, trucks among other varied forms of transport. In light of the incident at City Rd and Power St in May, I thought it pertinent to offer some advice around staying safe as a pedestrian

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Operation River Run

May 6th, 2021 - Southbank News

Southbak Police Station A long-standing source of frustration for Southbank residents and businesses are speeding cyclists on Crown and Southbank promenades

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Hugh and his special stolen Specialized

February 11th, 2021 - Southbank News

This month I have a particularly good news story coming out of Southbank Police Station.

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Targeting hoons

December 10th, 2020 - Southbank News

Southbank Police Station Melbourne and Yarra Highway Patrol conducted Operation TRACTION from Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4 targeting Lorimer St near South Wharf in Docklands, and Lygon St in Carlton

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Police Station back open!

November 11th, 2020 - Southbank News

Southbank Police Station Finally, after months of being closed, I am very pleased to announce that Southbank Police Station is open to the public again

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Bicycle security and safety

September 9th, 2020 - Southbank News

Southbank Police Station commander  Bicycle makers and retailers in Melbourne and the rest of Victoria have reported a huge surge in sales during the lockdown period as people look for ways to stay fit and commute safely

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Looking out for signs of a drug lab

July 9th, 2020 - Southbank News

Police Station We are all firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in higher than normal vacancy rates in apartment buildings for both private rentals and short-stay accommodation options in Southbank

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Bicycle security and safety

Bicycle security and safety

February 7th, 2023 - Southbank News
Community safety

Community safety

March 4th, 2020 - Southbank News
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