Community safety forum introduces new policing structure to Mandurah

Senior Sergeant Darren Hart, Inspector Peter Davies, District
Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Canning Labor candidate Mellissa Teede, Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke, Mandurah MP David Templeman, Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Mandurah councillor Caroline Knight. Photo: supplied.
Senior Sergeant Darren Hart, Inspector Peter Davies, District Superintendent Andy Greatwood, Canning Labor candidate Mellissa Teede, Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke, Mandurah MP David Templeman, Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Mandurah councillor Caroline Knight. Photo: supplied.

New Mandurah District police superintendent Andy Greatwood, inspector Peter Davies and new Mandurah officer in charge senior sergeant Darren Hart, were introduced to the community at a community safety forum held by Mandurah MP David Templeman on Monday Evening.

Police Minister Michelle Roberts explained the new police district boundaries to the forum, saying Mandurah was a big winner in the changes as it will be a Police District in its own right.

Mr Templeman said he was particularly pleased that Mandurah’s status as a Policing District had been returned.

He was a fierce critic of the previous system which saw the old Peel Police District absorbed into a super-district of the South Metro Police Region.

“We now have a resident Superintendent and the appropriate resources to address the policing challenges of our growing population,” Mr Templeman said.

“The new structure has seen a new domestic violence team added to the district and the superintendent has highlighted that his focus will be on addressing crime hotspots, increased visibility of police across the area and engaging local organisations and the community to drive down crime.” 

More than 50 people attended the forum and raised concerns including anti-social behaviour, hooning in neighbourhoods, concerns in Mandurah’s CBD and safety on trains.