Local police are encouraging community members to stay on top of number plate safety, conducting Operation SAFEPL8 this weekend.
Maryborough officers will be set up in town this Saturday to fit anti- theft screws to residents’ number plates, free of charge.
The operation is part of the Community Web of Protection, designed to ensure residents feel safe in their towns and shires.
Maryborough Police Sergeant Rachel Colliver said while police will target and detect offenders, it is up to residents to make their number plates harder to steal.
“We want everyone to bring their car down, we’re doing it for free and the Maryborough Rotary Club are assisting us,” she said.
Officers will be stationed at the Clarendon Street car park next to the Maryborough Police Station this Saturday between 11 am and 2 pm to help fit anti-theft screws to number plates.
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