Brimbank ranks among the highest in the state for the number of outstanding warrants and police have had enough.
Warrant Wednesdays, an operation to apprehend the muncipality’s most wanted, will be launched tomorrow and police are calling on residents to help in identifying or locating people wanted by police.
Each Wednesday, photos and names of people wanted by police in the north-western suburbs will be uploaded to the Brimbank Police Service Area Eyewatch page on Facebook and splashed across social media.
Sunshine police Sergeant Steven Boskovski said the operation provided a chance for residents to report crime and assist their local police in lowering the number of outstanding warrants.
“This is a chance for the residents to assist us in locating wanted people and help make the community safer,” he said.
Warrants are issued by a magistrate when someone fails to appear in court or when someone breaches bail conditions.
Sergeant Boskovski said the people police were targeting each had a number of outstanding warrants. He said the operation also served as an opportunity for those with outstanding warrants to make right.
“The people we are targeting in Warrant Wednesdays will usually have multiple outstanding warrants and are urged to make themselves known to local police sooner rather than later,” he said.
“This also serves as a reminder for anyone wanted by police – you are encouraged to come in to your local police station straight away.”
Residents who have any information that could assist police are being encouraged to call the Sunshine or Keilor Downs police stations or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Operation Warrant Wednesdays begins tomorrow.