Coolum Police have had a busy week curtailing several offences, apprehending alleged offenders and attending Sunshine Coast Airport and the Marcoola Central Business Districts.
There we attended with Surf Life Saving and spoke with residents and visitors and offered a range of information on everything from Home Security and who to call in a variety of Emergencies.
We even managed a quick snapshot to Wish Local boy Julian Wilson good luck in the Billabong Pipe Masters, but to no avail.
As the busy time of year arrives Coolum Police would like to wish everyone a S.A.F.E. and Merry Christmas.
Secure your homes, Business, Vehicles and Holiday accommodation if going out or away.
Advise your neighbours family and friends where you are going and how long you will be away so they can keep an eye on your house and premises.
Familiarise yourself with where you are staying, local emergency contact numbers and safe places to swim whilst your on holidays
Enjoy the break and follow our Simple Holiday Tips below
We would like to remind everyone of these tips to keep SAFE over the holiday period:
- Don’t leave valuables in your car or in sight;
- Lock the doors and your vehicle at night or if going out;
- Grab a Cab if your going to have a drink;
- Don’t leave skateboards and pushbikes where they can be easily taken;
- Be aware of your surroundings when out and about;
- Report any suspicious activity to Policelink or Crime Stoppers;
- Only Swim at Patrolled Beaches;
- Take rest breaks every two hours if driving long distances;
- Be patient the coast will have an influx of visitors that will keep everywhere on the coast busy including the roads;
- Stick to the Speed Limits;
- Check your loads and vehicles, caravans and trailers before departing;
- Move out of the way of Emergency Vehicles with Lights and Sirens on;
- Be aware of our cyclists; and
- Look after each other.
The Officer in Charge of Coolum Police Senior Sergeant Hardy Wirth said whilst we want all our visitors and residents alike to enjoy the Christmas period with their family and friends, we also want you to be mindful not to make any silly errors of judgement that could result in a fine or worse, a fatality.
“We want everyone to return home safe including our officers,” Senior Sergeant Wirth said.
He also wished the community in general a SAFE and Merry Christmas.
“If I could have one wish for Christmas, it would be that everyone returns safely to their loved ones, friends and families without our intervention.”
He also thanked the local communities, including Neighbourhood Watch Groups, Lions Club and many others, within the Coolum Division that have assisted Police throughout the year and the Staff, Officers and Volunteers at Coolum Police.
We will leave you with these simple pieces of advice and hope Santa comes.
Merry Christmas to all from Coolum Police
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.