Motorists in Tuggeranong benefit from Project Safe Plate

ACT Policing and Tuggeranong Hyperdome joined together on Saturday (October 25) to secure 404 registration plates at the last Safe Plate for the year.

Over four hours, ACT Policing officers, Volunteers in Policing and AFP Graduates fitted free tamper-proof screws to motorists number plates at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome. Also on hand to provide information to the community, were local Neighbourhood Watch volunteers and members of the Tuggeranong Community Council.

Project Safe Plate is a joint initiative by ACT Policing and local businesses in combatting number plate theft. Project Safe Plate has taken place across the entire ACT this year with the completion of the program in Tuggeranong.

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Jo Cameron said she was pleased to see so many Canberrans come along to the event. The day’s effort was impressive, and one which hopefully will be measured in a reduced number of plate thefts in the future.

The weekend’s effort brings the total number of vehicles fitted with tamper proof screws this year to 1,778.

If your registration plates are stolen, report it to ACT Policing on 131 444.