Permanent police presence for Loch Sport?

Loch Sport residents who have witnessed travel ban breaches are calling for better enforcement to prevent COVID-19 spreading to their isolated community.

LOCH Sport is set to welcome a new, permanent police presence after community lobbying, population growth and concerns about crime.
It is believed a new full time officer is expected to take up the Loch Sport position by September to replace the previous officer, who has retired.
In the meantime, the town will continue to be supported by police from the Sale station.
A purpose-built $150,000 police station was opened in the coastal town in 2012, but was closed last year in line with a statewide policy to close some station reception counters to the public in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.
The building had been opened to much fanfare by former Police and Emergency Services Minister and then Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan, with Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Wendy Steendam.
Given that the township has had several incidents of crime and concerns of non- compliance of the COVID-19 restrictions, a community petition was started last year to bring back a full time police officer.
The Sale police station is 40 minutes away.