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Neighbourhood Police Beat - Victoria Point

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Maria Sealy
34 Sycamore Parade

Total Signatures - 287

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 23/10/2019

Tabled Date: 23/10/2019

Responded By: Hon Mark Ryan MP on 21/11/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that due to Victoria Point and neighbouring suburbs of Redland City experiencing population growth, there has been an increased incidence of anti-social behaviour, including robberies, punch-ups outside fast food outlets, youths running amok at night, and in the last few years drug taking, trafficking, graffiti and drinking alcohol in parks. Recently there have been people walking around at night carrying knives, scissors, slashing residents' tyres, breaking and entering, and urinating in public spaces. Cleveland or Redland Bay police stations are no longer viable locations for which to service the area. The Police do an amazing service for our community, but the current policing for Victoria Point is no longer working due to the lack of extra police resources and no regular patrols or foot patrols. There is also a need for harsher penalties for under age offences to stop the cycle of reoffending.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consider the model of a Neighbourhood Police Beat and a backup support system for Victoria Point.