On Tuesday, June 12, Brightwater residents were the focus of a community initiative and crime prevention model, ‘Operation Rocit’.
The operation, aims to ‘reduce the impact of opportunistic crime in the area’.
Police officers from Maroochydore Police Station, Brightwater Neighbourhood Watch and Volunteers in Policing (VIP's) provided a static base with the Mobile Police Facility (MPF) at the Lakeside Park, providing high visibility policing for the area.
Police also conducted high visibility patrols within the Brightwater Estate and distributed leaflets to remind residents to secure their property.
Members of the public were encouraged to drop in and have a chat with local police and raise any concerns that police may be able to assist with.
Some of Brightwater's youngest residents and possible future police officers were very interested in the MPF and asked questions about policing.
There are a few simple things that people can do to help prevent their vehicles and/or their valuables being stolen.
- Lock vehicles and remove valuables, even whilst parked at home, in driveways or on the street.
- Lock garages, do not have valuables on display (especially in open garages where the roller door is left up)
- Secure property
- Report suspicious activity
Police within the division will continue to patrol in and around the Brightwater Estate in order to reduce these types of offences.
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.