Sydney police eye public transport


Police will be targeting crime on Sydney's public transport network this weekend as part of Operation Baikie

January 18, 2013

Police will be targeting crime on
Sydney's public transport network this weekend as part of Operation Baikie.

Police Transport Command (PTC) officers will target robbery, theft, anti-social behaviour, vandalism and assault on the NSW public transport network this Saturday.

According to NSW police, the PTC officers will patrol trains, buses, ferries and transport interchanges throughout Sydney.

A number of police will also be allocated to Sydney’s west to manage large numbers of people expected to use public transport
during the Sydney Festival’s Parramatta Opening Party.

Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell says his officers will conduct patrols on foot, on bikes, in vehicles and in plain clothes.

"Public transport networks will be busy this Saturday, particularly in Sydney’s west for the opening night of the Sydney Festival in Parramatta," Mitchell says.

"Rest assured, PTC officers will be out in force across the network to ensure people using public transport feel as safe and comfortable as possible."

The PTC commenced operations on May 1, 2012.

Since the command’s inception, PTC officers have made 3,094 arrests, leading to 2,626 charges, as well as issuing 24,440 infringement notices for a range of offences committed on the state’s transport network.

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