Council objects to reported police reductions in Kingston
23 August 2016
Kingston Council has condemned any reductions in police numbers and mobile patrols in Kingston following media reports that more than 30 front line police could be stripped from Cheltenham Police Station.
Councillors last night voted to urgently write to the Minister of Police, local state members of parliament plus the Victoria Police Regional Commander objecting to the move.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said there had been significant community concern that police numbers in Kingston would be reduced.
“Council strongly objects to any reduction to the number of police offers currently station in Kingston and opposes any drop in mobile patrols or other police services in our community,” Cr Bearsley said.
“If other areas of Melbourne need increased police numbers then new officers should be recruited –don’t take them from Kingston which will result in reduced safety for our local community.”