NEW POLICE NOW CALLING THE NORTH COAST HOME
The North Coast is welcoming 90 new police with the delivery of a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to improve police numbers.
The new positions mean Local Area Commands can now recruit more officers to the region.
North Coast Nationals Members have today welcomed the final 32 positions which came on line on 1 May.
The increase of authorised strength ensures Local Area Commands have the resources they require to get on with protecting the community.
“This increase will make a huge difference to the people of the North Coast and I applaud the Government for delivering so quickly,” Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said.
“We have been crying out for more police along the North Coast and it is terrific to see the NSW Government deliver on its commitment,” Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said.
“Police have a tough job protecting the community and this boost to our region is a win for our local police and community,” Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said.
“Our police do a terrific job and this is a great investment for the local community,” Member for Lismore Thomas George said.
“The community will welcome these additional police with open arms – not only for their duty and service protecting families on the North Coast but also as an addition to the growing community,” Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said.
“Policing is a terrific career and I look forward to the new officers continuing the work of our Local Area Command,” Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said.
“NSW Police Force numbers are now at record highs across the State and I’m thrilled our region has the resources to protect the community,” Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said.
- Tweed/Byron - 9
- Richmond - 9
- Coffs/Clarence - 15
- Mid North Coast - 12
- Manning Great Lakes - 12
- Port Stephens - 12
- Hunter Valley - 3
- Central Hunter - 8
- Lake Macquarie - 5
- Tuggerah Lakes - 5
Northern Region Commander Jeff Loy said the NSW Police Force is committed to providing the best possible service to the community in the state’s north.
“Any additional resources that come on line helps us better prevent and solve crime. We identified through our review that these extra numbers would greatly assist as we continue to serve a community of 1.5 million people and growing. This is good news for our police and I am grateful for our Executive for supporting our police and the community,” Mr Loy said.