Community forum hears from our local police
Two Wells and surrounding residents had a unique chance to chat with local police personnel and study data-driven figures at a special community police forum last month.
Led by Officer in Charge of the Barossa Local Service Area (BLSA), Chief Inspector Alex Zimmermann, the forum was heavy on statistics and data for specific areas about property crime, road safety and crime to people but also incorporated questions from the floor on a variety of topics, including truck road worthiness and safety, hoon drivers, stock on the road, driving under the influence of drugs and mobile phone use in vehicles.
The BLSA, which includes Two Wells, Gawler and Nuriootpa regions, is one of seven regional local service areas in the state.
Inspector Zimmerman said it was important for local police to be closely engaged and connected with the community and the forum, which was held in the Two Wells Catholic Church hall on Wednesday, May 21, and attracted around 30 people,
The Two Wells event was the third such forum in the BLSA, and had the highest attendance, with others being held in Nuriootpa and Gawler.
Two Wells resident, Bev Smith-Trim attended with her husband John but was disappointed by the turnout.
Bev said listening to police information relevant to our local area was “time very well spent” and urged others to take part in any future police forums.
“The police visual display was so informative, and the time allocated for questions from the floor was adequate,” she said.
“I would like to thank SAPOL for this very well presented information evening and I urge local people to make the effort to attend if there is another presentation in the future.
“Community members working with police can make our community a better place for us all.”