Members of Victoria Police’s Transit Safety Division will be highly visable on Shepparton and Seymour V/Line trains this week as they target criminal and anti-social behaviour with Operation Safe Commute.
Transit officers, local uniform and plain clothes police will team up with authorised officers to patrol V/Line trains and train stations along the Seymour and Shepparton lines today and tomorrow.
A state-of-the-art CCTV camera trailer will also be set up to boost policing efforts at some of the target stations including Wallan, Seymour, Broadmeadows and Shepparton.
Transit Safety Division Inspector Andrew Gustke said the community had the right to feel safe using public transport and criminal or anti-social behaviour would not be tolerated.
“There will be a visible presence from Melbourne right through the state’s north-eastern corridor to Shepparton and Seymour to ensure the community feel safe,” he said.
“We want to send the message that anti-social and criminal behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated.
“Everyone using public transport has the right to feel safe.
“The highly visible nature of our CCTV camera trailer will also be a significant deterrent to anyone doing or considering doing the wrong thing.”
Police encouraged anyone who experiences anti-social or criminal behaviour on or near public transport hubs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or call 000 in an emergency.