Belmont Community Group President Cassie Rowe wrote to the Minister for Police Liza Harvey and the Commissioner of Police Karl O’Callaghan on 29th October 2015, asking that they support a 24 hour police station for Belmont.

The Belmont Community Group has been campaigning for a 24 hour police station in Belmont for a number of years, through the Make Belmont Safer campaign.

“During the recent council elections, an overwhelming number of candidates declared support for a 24 hour police station,” said Cassie Rowe. “Unfortunately, the Council has failed to show the leadership on this issue that our community needs.”

A motion went to the Belmont Council at the meeting of 27th October 2015, calling for a letter to be written to the Minister for Police expressing the Council’s support for a 24 hour police station.

The motion however, was not successful, with the majority of Councillors voting instead, to discuss the matter in a forum that is closed to the public.

“While we’re disappointed with the Belmont Council’s lack of support, we will continue to campaign for a 24 hour police station,” said Cassie Rowe.

“We have written to the Minister for Police and the Commissioner of Police to ask for their support because we know that a 24 hour police station is something that our community wants,” said Cassie Rowe.

“All citizens have the fundamental right to safety and security in their own home and we believe that a 24 Hour Police Station is essential to crime reduction in Belmont.”