Narre Warren police

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Police, and the action I seek is that the minister joins with me in visiting the Narre Warren police station to meet with our hardworking police officers — officers who always go above and beyond the call of duty, I must say. They service our diverse and ever-growing local community with concern and do a really great job.

Our community has a lot of challenges that our police must confront and overcome. For example, between April 2015 and March of this year there were 1406 reported incidents of family violence in the City of Casey. That is an increase of 9.2 per cent on the previous year. It is an epidemic and one that our local police have to deal with multiple times each and every day. They see the harsh reality of the physical and verbal abuse, the intimidation and the threats that rip families apart and harm innocent people, even their pets. It is their suffering that our police confront and work tirelessly to bring to an end.

I know that the local community appreciates all that our brave police officers do for us each and every day, and I look forward to joining with the minister to personally thank our extraordinary local police.

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