LNP prom­ises to de­ploy 535 new po­lice of­fi­cers

The Gympie Times - - NEWS - Blake An­trobus

AN EX­TRA 535 more po­lice of­fi­cers will be de­ployed to re­gional Queens­land crime hot spots should the LNP win gov­ern­ment next week.

State Op­po­si­tion leader Tim Ni­cholls is ex­pected to make the an­nounce­ment to­day.

“These ad­di­tional front­line of­fi­cers form part of the LNP’s com­mit­ment to pro­vide po­lice with the re­sources they need to keep Queens­lan­ders safe,” Mr Ni­cholls said.

“Queens­lan­ders are less safe un­der An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk be­cause she has ab­so­lutely no plan to deal with sky­rock­et­ing crime rates, ex­cept to give crim­i­nals free passes.”

LNP Shadow Po­lice Min­is­ter Tim Man­der said the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice had been cry­ing out for more re­sources to deal with sky­rock­et­ing crime rates and com­bat the ever-in­creas­ing threat of crim­i­nal gangs.

He said the ex­tra of­fi­cers would help re­duce crime rates across the state.

“Queens­lan­ders want a gov­ern­ment that will keep their streets and com­mu­ni­ties safe, not one that favours crim­i­nals over vic­tims and fam­i­lies,” Mr Man­der said.

In Oc­to­ber, the State Gov­ern­ment pledged an­other 400 of­fi­cers would be em­ployed across the state over the next four years.

About 11,800 of­fi­cers are em­ployed full time in the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice.

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