Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has praised officers in The Hills Local Area Command for their tireless efforts in combating local crime.
Mr Elliott said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is proof of the exceptional work of local police in preventing crime.
In the 24 months to December 2016, 16 out of the 17 major crime categories either fell or remained stable, including murder, domestic violence and robbery.
Mr Elliott said local statistics from The Hills Shire followed the state-wide trends, with 11 offences remaining stable or trending down.
“I am really pleased to see downward trends in Baulkham Hills, with breaking and entering a dwelling down 18.9% and motor vehicle theft down 23.4%.
“This latest data from BOCSAR is a testament to our local police and their dedication to the safety and protection of our community, led by Superintendent Robert Critchlow,” Mr Elliott said.
“I would like to thank all the communities in the Baulkham Hills electorate for being vigilant and establishing proactive partnerships with our police, ensuring public safety concerns are properly addressed,” Mr Elliott said.
“The upcoming introduction of Regional and Metropolitan Deputy Commissioners as part of the NSW Government’s reforms to the NSW Police Force will ensure targeted policing of the highest standard to reduce local crime trends.”