ONE of David Kelly’s first missions as the new cop in Learmonth will be to tackle rowdy behaviour at Lake Burrumbeet.
For months there have been reports of vandalism and unruly behaviour at the south shore of the lake.
Nearby farm livestock have reportedly been shot, the newly constructed toilet block has been damaged after being shot at, and speed signs have been destroyed by bullets.
The road heading towards the south shore of the lake is covered in skid marks.
Police at Linton, Buninyong and Beaufort have shared the responsibility for patrolling the lake, but Leading Senior Constable Kelly said having a local police officer would help to prevent anti-social behaviour.
Lake Burrumbeet Advisory Committee chairman Mike Caldwell said he wanted the lake to be accessible to good people and not be overtaken by “undesirables”.
“We just need some police presence out there,” he said.
“At any given night of the week there can be people out there running amok.”
Leading Senior Constable Kelly said he would provide a greater police presence in the area in the hope of stamping out the unruly behaviour.