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Community Leaders Work Together to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

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Last week police and key stakeholders of the Port Lincoln Community held a meeting to discuss the concerns raised around the safety of the community following an up roar of anxiety from the general public.

The meeting was attended by political figures, police, Department for Child Protection, Department for Education, Housing SA and serval other community support organisations.

Senior Sergeant First Class Peter Murray, Operations Manager at Port Lincoln said, Young people in Port Lincoln should be encouraged to spend time outdoors and enjoy the excellent facilities provided in the town however, Police have no tolerance for anti-social or violent behaviour.”

Those that attended the meeting will be working together to prevent and reduce youth-related crime but also to eliminate community fear.

The march on Saturday saw almost 100 community members walk the streets of Police Lincoln to walk against violence and crime, with many locals saying they have had enough.

Police say members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence, particularly around the Port Lincoln foreshore and central business district.

Further meetings are scheduled with school principals and other education managers to continue to prevent anti-social behaviours.

Members of the public are encouraged to report antisocial behaviour and offenses immediately to police on 131 444.