Constables Vicki Foster and John Marks assist Bethany Evins on the new foot patrol taking place over the school holidays.
Constables Vicki Foster and John Marks assist Bethany Evins on the new foot patrol taking place over the school holidays.

Police back on the beat

OLD-fashioned policing has come back into vogue as Gladstone police start walking the beat in the CBD.

Acting Senior Sergeant Marcus Cryer said it was time for police to get back to basics.

He said walking the beat was one idea that would bring the police back into contact with the community.

"It's time we brought back some of the old values of policing such as walking the beat.

"And it's a chance for the public to see the police in action.''

Acting Senior Sergeant Cryer said it was also an opportunity to reduce crime in the CBD and make the public feel safer.

"We are aware of some local criminal elements loitering around areas in the CBD and I want to send them a clear message to deter that kind of behaviour.''

Acting Senior Sergeant Cryer encouraged the public to come up and say hello to the beat officers.

"We want to be more accessible to the public and this is one of the best ways to do it.



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