NSW Police Transport Command On Track To Stop Crime

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The XPT (express passenger train) was the target of a high visibility police operation on Friday, which saw one man receive a cannabis caution and another arrested over outstanding warrants.

The operation was undertaken by NSW Police Transport Command (PTC) Superintendent Paul Devaney, along with both plain clothed and uniformed officers.

“We’ve seen that there is a need to come out to regional NSW and we’re targeting particularly antisocial behaviour and traffic offences,” Superintendent Devaney said.

“We target any offences on the transport network and our aim is to make sure those commuters using the transport do so in a safe environment.”

It was not only about detecting offences but was an opportunity to engage with the travelling public, he said.

“It’s very effective not only in statistics but in the community response. Our presence is very much appreciated by the members of the community.”

As part of the investigation on Friday morning a 34-year-old Brazilian national received a cannabis caution.

“We find that people don’t comply with smoking on the platforms, ticketing offences, generally not a serious crime but that antisocial behaviour that impacts on the comfort of other travellers,” he said.

Orana Local Area Commander (LAC) Superintendent David Simmons said bringing the PTC to Dubbo was something that was arranged periodically.

“If we can’t find anybody committing an offence then that’s a bonus for us.”

Read more in Daily Liberal.

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