LETTER TO THE EDITOR – HOONING
Congratulations to the Cashmere resident you reported on in the Pine Rivers Press on 1st August who is fighting back against hooning activity in his suburb.
Our local police do a fantastic job, but they will never ever have enough resources to catch most hoons committing the senseless acts of destruction such as that we see in the article.
The only way we can tackle hooning behaviour in our suburban streets is for residents to take ownership of the issue and report this behaviour to police – whenever, wherever it happens.
If Pine Rivers residents are the eyes and ears for police, reporting every incident they observe, it will allow our fantastic local police the opportunity to act on this significant amount of information being provided by the general public.
This was the thought behind the Hoonwatch program I launched earlier this year. By empowering residents, we can assist our police to target offenders and hooning hotspots.
Residents can download a Hoonwatch form from my website (www.seathholswich.com under ‘Local’) that can be used to record details of hooning incidents. These details can then be forwarded to police to be actioned.
If we each play our part, we can help to make our community a safer place for everyone.
Seath Holswich MP
State Member for Pine Rivers