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17 December 2018 Posted by 


Record investment in state force
DOZENS of extra police officers will be deployed to tackle drugs and gun crime as part of the NSW Government’s record investment in the NSW Police Force.

The NSW Government is investing more than $583M over four years to deliver 1500 more police in NSW – the biggest single boost to the Police Force in over 30 years.

As part of this huge new boost to the NSW Police Force, Region Enforcement Squads and Strike Force Raptor units will receive 91 extra police to help combat drugs and gun crime, to disrupt serious, organised gangs and tackle other key crime areas.

Premier  Gladys  Berejiklian  said the  NSW Government  is  committed  to  protecting  the community  from  drugs and  guns, and  giving  our  men  and  women  in  blue  the  necessary resources to fight this scourge on our society.

“The increase in specialist officers to Strike Force Raptor and Region Enforcement Squads will help to smash organised crime gangs and keep NSW communities safe,” Ms Berejiklian

“Drugs and guns have absolutely no place in our community and our record investments in our Police Force will further reduce the crime rate in NSW.

“The  NSW  Liberals  &  Nationals  careful  economic  management  is  allowing  us  to  make record  investments  in  our  frontline  services  and  today’s  announcement  is  another  great example of the work we are doing.”

Minister for Police Troy Grant said the flow-on effect from organised crime groups, such as outlaw bikie gangs, to communities, individuals and families is catastrophic.

“Small-scale  drug  sales  are  borne  out  of  illegal  crime  groups  importing  or  selling  large quantities of drugs,” said Mr Grant.

“We  need  to  hit  the  drug,  gun  and  crime  syndicates  where it hurts and  these  specialist squads do exactly that. By boosting their numbers, Raptor and RES units will have greater capacity to tailor their approach to crime groups in their region.”



Michael Walls
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