MOUNTED police will be present in Mandurah through to Saturday as local police work to combat growing burglary rates.
Senior Sergeant Chris Hoath said the three groups of mounted police will created a visible presence.
“The action plan is to promote a more visible awareness and a visible presence targeting burglary hotspots,” he said.
Snr-sgt Hoath conceded burglary rates were up but said he and his officers were constantly finding ways to solve the issue.
“We are constantly reviewing ways to combat (the rising burglary rates) and have a fantastic response from mounted police,” he said.
The groups will be intelligence-led regarding Mandurah’s burglary hotspots and areas often targeted by repeat offenders.
“This will send the message to the public about community awareness and we are very appreciative for the assistance,” Snr-sgt Hoath said.
The Perth-based officers were surveying streets in Coodanup on Tuesday as part of the burglary prevention.
Mounted police senior constables Jason Burnham and Brett Hocking said there were distinct advantages to the mounted section including the ability to see over fences and cover large areas.
They said the public loved the mounted police presence and it became the talk of the town.
The mounted police and their Clydesdales will continued to patrol until Saturday.