State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today join the Newcastle City Police District to host a Pop Up Police Station in Wallsend from midday.
The Pop Up Police Station will provide residents and business owners with an opportunity to meet and speak with local Police about any issues they feel are important to them.
The Police Mobile Command Centre will be set up and officers will be patrolling the streets, chatting with locals and business owners.
Ms Hornery has been working with District Commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree, about increasing the presence of Police in the Wallsend electorate and todays Pop Up Police Station will see Police out in force in the local area.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“The Pop Up Police Station will be very welcomed in Wallsend today by local residents and business owners.”
“Following my meetings with the Police Minister and the Assistant Police Commissioner, the community is feeling that our calls for better Police resources in the Wallsend electorate are being heard.”
“The Pop Up Police Station is just a very short term thing but I am hopeful that we will see it pop up in various parts of the electorate and people will see a real presence of Police on the ground.”
“People will be able to report crimes and incidents today at the Pop Up Police Station, but we still have a major problem with people not reporting crime to Police.”
“We need to keep educating the community that reporting crime via the appropriate numbers is how resources are allocated.”
“The Pop Up Police Station is a great initiative and a good start to seeing more resources in the Wallsend electorate.”