Here is the episode of On The Beat that everyone has been waiting for - the limited edition 2019 pre-election episode.
This episode is cram packed with titillating rhetoric and up to the minute crime prevention tips and strategies.
It does not however contain any information that would in any way help you with your vote on Saturday.
Number Plates: Every registered vehicle on NSW roads should have number plates.
As with everything, there are rules in relation to their placement.
Number plates must be permanently fitted to vehicles in an upright position and parallel to the vehicle's axles, and not more than 1.3 metres above ground level.
It is an offence for drivers and registered operators of vehicles if its number plates are not fitted properly, obscured, defaced or otherwise not legible.
Recently number plates have been the target of thieves in our area.
Most number plates are screwed onto the vehicle with self-tappers or similar fixings and would be deemed to comply with current legislation, however it only takes one crook armed with a flat or philips head screwdriver to swiftly and silently remove a number plate from a vehicle under the cover of darkness.
Maybe on Saturday before you consider who to vote for you may like to check your number plate fixings.
Get out in the driveway and have a critical look at the plates.
If you feel that they could be easily removed, please consider going to your local hardware shop and purchasing some type of tamper proof/resistant fastener that will make it extremely hard for the crooks to get hold of your plates.
"Don't let your number plates go gentle into that good night".
Election Day: While you are out and about on Saturday I would suggest that there will be extra traffic and less car parks around the polling booths etc.
Please relax and don't get frustrated if you are driving around looking for a park.
Remember, everyone else is in the same boat.
Keep calm, be aware of your surroundings and keep a look out for pedestrians.
Have a good day.
As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email email@example.com.
Don't forget, cops are tops.