Due to the current level of anti-social behaviour in Port Augusta, SAPOL is again initiating an annual policing operation it usually conducts during summer months with a focus on strong crime prevention and public safety.
Last summer, the results of this operation were very positive, resulting in a reduction in reported crime.
The enhanced operation commenced on in May with additional police officers, both Dog and Mounted Operations Units, PolAir and the Licencing Enforcement Branch.
The increase in resourcing is designed as a short term circuit breaker to further reduce victim reported crime and anti-social behaviour.
Commissioner of Police, Grant Stevens have participated in recent community forums to seek community feedback and have met with the Port Augusta Mayor and CEO.
Stevens says medium to long term solutions will rely on an ability to work with the community to enable police and other agencies to develop positive and sustainable outcomes.
Since the commencement of the enhanced operation there has been 66 arrests made 24 were juveniles.