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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 12th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 13, 2008 17 NEWS Ashfield commander Supt Barry Gallagher. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP214659 Cops pound the heat FIONA BRADY THERE'LL be more police on the streets of Ashfield over the summer months, according to the area's top cop. Superintendent Barry Gallagher took over the role of Ashfield Local Area Com- mander in June. He said local police are containing crime levels ''quite well'' and attributes much of that success to having officers out of their cars and on the beat. ''Our main priority is high visibility policing, get- ting more police on the street, particularly as we come into summer,'' said Supt Gallagher who has 23 years' experience in polic- ing. He said his officers had also been trying to analyse when and where police were most needed and to estab- lish closer links with the local community. ''We've been trying to move more quickly and get on the front foot and, as spikes occur, be able to respond more quickly,'' he said. ''One of the other things we are trying to do is to open the dialogue more with the community groups.'' Ashfield crime manger Det-Insp Scott Whyte admit- ted motor vehicle-related crimes such as petrol theft were on the up but he stressed they were ''no- where near alarm bell fig- ures''. ''I think that's a state- wide trend, as we face these harder economic times these sort of things tend to scale a bit upward,'' he said. He said local police and Ashfield Council were look- ing at a range of ways to combat the problem, such as anti-theft screws for car numberplates. Monday to Friday - 7am-4pm | Saturday - 7am-1pm 22 Gould St, South Strathfield Ph: 9742 1095 Specials valid until Saturday 22nd November or while stocks last. 2196160i iww wk20 Wholesale Direct SPECIALS WHOLESALE DIRECT BUTCHERY Direct to the public -- Hotels & Clubs Supplied NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 7am - 12pm Lamb Loin Chops $8.99kg Bone in Blade Steak $4.99kg Corned Silverside $5.99kg Thick Sausages $4.49kg Lamb Shanks $3.99kg Lamb Mince $6.99kg
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