On Friday evening 1 March, Hon Martin Aldridge MLC hosted a Business After Hours sundowner with Chittering Chamber of Commerce(CCC) members at his Bindoon office.
“It was a pleasure to host the Gingin Police at my Bindoon Electorate Office in March,” he said.
It was an opportunity for Chittering business owners to meet local police officers Senior Constables Cindy Lynch and Mark Harrison, who are based at Gingin. Alongside their collegues at Gingin Police station these officers are responsible for a huge physical area – including Bindoon, Gingin, Muchea, Mogumber and all the way west to the Indian Ocean drive including areas such as Coonabidgee and Orange Springs.
“We cover a huge precint and it’s a job that sees us spend a lot of time on the road. Late night call-outs can mean very long hours,” said Constable Lynch.
Constable Harrison shared a video prepared by the Police Academy alerting shop and business owners to the do’s and don’ts in the event of an armed holdup or break-in.
While the acting in the video raised a few giggles, the message was sobering.
“We are pretty relaxed here in Bindoon, and the safety messages outlined in the video are a timely reminder for local business owners to take care when closing at night alone and offered some useful tips in the case of an emergency,” said Trish Murrell, CCC President.
Host, Hon Martin Aldridge MLC, The Nationals spokesperson for Police, welcomes the tips.
“Our local Police provided important advice on dealing with armed robbery as well as the increasing potential of animal activists interrupting our important agricultural sector.
“Whilst these issues are not something we encounter regularly if at all in our region, transport links are improving and Perth is coming closer to us all and we must be prepared as a business community to deal with threats of this type.”
You can contact Gingin Police in person at:
4 Constable Street, Gingin, between these hours: Mon 9am-3:30pm, Wed 9am-2:30pm, Thur 9am-3:30pm. Or by phone on: 9575 5600. In case of emergency phone 000, or call 131 444 for Police assistance