Sorensen pushes for more po­lice

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

HER­VEY Bay MP Ted Sorensen has said it’s time po­lice num­bers matched the city’s grow­ing pop­u­la­tion.

It fol­lows Shadow Min­is­ter for Health and Am­bu­lance Ser­vices John-Paul Lang­broek an­nounc­ing 535 more po­lice of­fi­cers will be de­ployed across Queens­land.

Mr Sorensen said he would like to see some of the of­fi­cers come to Her­vey Bay, but could not give an ex­act fig­ure on the num­ber.

He said he would dis­cuss the sit­u­a­tion with the Queens­land Po­lice Com­mis­sioner on the num­ber of of­fi­cers.

“I think Her­vey Bay has a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion, and we need to in­crease the po­lice num­bers with that pop­u­la­tion growth,” Mr Sorensen said.

“We’ve got to give po­lice the re­sources they need to catch th­ese crim­i­nals, I want to see the body cam­eras on the of­fi­cers.”

Mr Lang­broek said the LNP would work with the po­lice com­mis­sioner to pro­vide of­fi­cers where pop­u­la­tion growth was in­creas­ing.

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