A FACT finding tour of the Eildon electorate by Victorian Shadow Minister for Police, Edward O’Donohue, has highlighted the need for more police members across the region.
Mr O’Donohue was invited to visit the townships across the electorate by Cindy McLeish (MLA, Eildon) – in particular talking to victims of ram raids which occurred earlier this year.
Mr O’Donohue said it was most distressing to hear of the impact on some of the hard working business owners that are contributing to the community, the loss of product sales and the property damage.
“Clearly across Victoria there is an emerging policing crisis,” Mr O’Donohue said.
“There are fewer police in Victoria now than there were 12 months ago.
“Increases have been seen in all policing issues including family violence, burglaries and drug related issues.