POLICE say they will crackdown on crime in Rosebud after community meetings raised concerns about graffiti, anti-social behaviour, hoon driving and alcohol consumption on the foreshore.
The response is part of the Neighbourhood Policing Program which sees police working alongside the public address concerns and develop responses to local problems.
Rosebud has been historically identified as a hotspot for crime at 6686 crimes per 100,000 population in 2014, while still behind the Victorian average of 7804.
A police Eyewatch post states that police would be taking a zero tolerance approach against anti-social issues, with members from Rosebud out in force alongside specialist units including highway patrol, mounted branch, water police, bike patrol and ATV units to provide a visible presence in the area and ensure public safety.
Police are asking people to familiarise themself with new local liquor laws that came into force in October and regulate and control the consumption, possession or control of liquor in designated areas, and prohibit the possession of liquor in other areas of the municipal district.
The General Purposes Local Law 2012 has recently been replaced by the Community Amenity Local Law 2022 which details the circumstances and locations where alcohol can be consumed.
As part of the zero tolerance approach, police are asking anyone suspicious of criminal activity to report it through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at bddy.me/3Etf7ex
The community can download the Snap, Send, Solve app to notify the council of graffiti. Graffiti vandals in the southern region of the Mornington Peninsula can be reported to the police at Rosebud on 5986 0444.