Monday, 29th April 2019
Operation Satellite will continue for the rest of 2019 and has been instigated due to Bellarine locals letting Victoria Police know that they are concerned about perceptions of increased crime rates within the smaller Bellarine communities.
Bellarine Police Officers will have a more visible presence right across the Bellarine. Increased foot patrols in the smaller communities will enable locals to speak directly to officers and share their concerns and ideas. Police will also focus on road safety and other safety concerns.
This highly visible Police presence will not only provide locals the opportunity to liaise with Police directly, the proactive nature of this operation increases perceptions of safety and any undesirable actions may be thwarted due to increased Police activity in the smaller communities.
Victoria Police will continue to patrol the larger townships on the Bellarine whist Operation Satellite in undertaken.
Source: Victoria Police