Mandurah police fight to reduce drugs in community

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Mandurah Police have experienced recent success in their fight against drugs within the community.

Senior Sergeant Neville Beard told the Mail that with state borders relaxing, police are on higher alert to ensure the City's safety.

"I think with the interstate borders relaxing things are starting to back to how they were pre-COVID," Snr Sgt Beard said.

"We are out there stopping cars.

"We've had some success in our detection, we've acquired more search warrants, there's an increase in work and an increase in intelligence in order to reduce drugs in the community."

He added that his team were passionate about reducing drug offences in Mandurah, and that one of the key factors to reducing drugs within the community was police presence, and active engagement, which is something they have prioritised.

"We've got good numbers down here in terms of presence," he said.

According to WA Police statistics, there have been 292 drug-related crimes recorded in Mandurah in 2021 to date.