Graffiti task force bolstered
I'm pleased to announce on the blog this morning that Operation Canned - the Frankston Police Service Area standing task force against graffiti - now has an increase in staffing and resources. As of today, the task force will start work out of a dedicated office at the Carrum Downs Police Station.
Staff from both Frankston and Carrum Downs will form the bolstered Operation Canned task force, under the leadership and supervision of Sergeant Warren Francis-Pester. The Frankston Criminal Investigation Unit will continue to assist Operation Canned staff as required.
Sergeant Francis-Pester is a very experienced sergeant who has extensive experience investigating graffiti crime. Before he transferred to Carrum Downs last year, he worked at the Moorabbin Police Station, where he led a similar task force with excellent results. Warren also worked for many years as a Detective Senior Constable at the Rosebud and Frankston Criminal Investigation Units.
Sergeant Francis-Pester is looking forward to his new role, and says: "I have a very dedicated and committed team and we are determined to bring graffiti vandals before the courts."
The team will also be working closely with the Frankston Council and local schools.
Remember, anyone with information about graffiti crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.