Activities keep crime low

Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
South Hedland Officer-In-Charge, Senior Sergeant Allan Jane.
Camera IconSouth Hedland Officer-In-Charge, Senior Sergeant Allan Jane. Credit: Picture: Taylar Amonini

There were on average 31/2 fewer home burglaries a week during the recent school holidays than in the same holiday period last year.

South Hedland Police Station officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Allan Jane attributed the decline in burglaries to the school holiday program police had been running for youngsters since 2017.

“Last year we saw a large reduction in burglary statistics from 2016 and this year we had a further reduction, albeit of a minor nature,” he said.

Hedland police work with BHP, Fortescue Metals Group and the JD Hardie Youth Zone to offer services for children between 8am and 9pm during the school holidays.

“We will continue to engage major sponsors and to discuss with Town of Port Hedland and the Youth Involvement Centre strategies for keeping youth occupied over school holidays,” Sen. Sgt Jane said.

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