The Mount Isa Village Community Security Hub has now opened at Kmart Plaza. ISPT Pty Ltd, the owners of Mount Isa Village shopping centre, have worked to create a "Community Security Office" Hub. The initiative will offer further support for the Simpson Street retail precinct through an increased security presence. Mount Isa Police will be assisting the Community Security Office through patrols, engagement and support to on-site security providers.
Community discussion continues around youth crime. Whilst there are many contributing factors, it is indisputable that the lack of adequate supervision and exercise of parental responsibility is causative.
Locally driven solutions start with families meeting their responsibilities for the upbringing, protection and development of their children. Raising a child is not always easy but there is support available for parents and carers. We are fortunate to have access to many organisations locally who can assist. Caring for children and keeping them safe is a shared responsibility. Government, non-government agencies, communities, businesses and industry are working together to deliver the right services families need to raise children who are safe, well, healthy and supported. If you require parenting assistance through referral to any of these agencies, please know you can speak with your local police who can assist in connecting you to free services.
Mount Isa Police are conducting a bicycle identification operation on Friday 15 November between 4pm-6pm at the Jack's Carpark, Abel Smith Parade, Pioneer. We encourage bicycle owners to come down have their bicycle or scooter fully identified. By having your bicycle or scooter details lodged with Police, you are assisting in a faster return rate should your property be lost or stolen. Come on down and make use of this free service, no bookings required.
And lastly, as we head into the festive season don't forget to have a Plan B in place. Call a taxi or ride-share or line up a Dry Driver. Don't rely on counting your drinks to keep track of your blood alcohol concentration. Drinking alcohol reduces our ability to drive safely. Alcohol affects judgement, vision, coordination and reflexes, and increases the risk of crashing.
Remember... if it is happening now, 000. Otherwise, call Policelink on 131 444 for all other matters.
Please visit us at the police station to discuss any local policing concerns.