Police Seminar Aids Businesses to Prevent Crime

27 Jul 2011 1:43 PMJann Stuckey

27 July 2011

Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin and Shadow Minister for Small Business, said southern Gold Coast businesses have taken on board the key messages from an informative session held by our top police officers at the Currumbin RSL today. 

“Today’s Armed Robbery Awareness Symposium run by the Gold Coast District Crime Prevention Office was well received by a range of local businesses,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The experienced presenters offered practical advice to the attendees representing businesses from service stations and medical practices to clubs, restaurants and licensed venues. 

“There is no doubt that many businesses on the Gold Coast are really struggling financially and simply cannot afford the impost of an armed robbery.

“While there was a relatively low turn out at today’s forum, this does not indicate a lack of interest but merely highlights the difficulty countless struggling and time-poor small business owners are facing.

“We can rest assured that our police are here to assist wherever they can, but individual businesses must be proactive in seeking the services offered by our trained officers and Volunteers in Policing.

“Police services include armed robbery presentations and staff training, free business security audits and advice, as well as resources such as deterrent signage.  

“These valuable services are available free of charge to businesses to put themselves in the best position possible to avoid becoming a target of an armed holdup.

“I have said many times before that the best approach to law and order is one in which police work closely with the community, ensuring a strong relationship of cooperation.

“Positive initiatives such as today’s symposium prove this stance is being embraced and I urge business owners and employees to attend future seminars to be held on the Gold Coast.