The Hume Local Area Command will receive 58 more police officers if a Labor government is elected at the state election in March.
So said NSW Shadow Minister for Police Guy Zangari MP, when he was in Goulburn on February 28.
In a statement, Mr Zangari said a Daley Labor Government would hire an additional 58 new police officers for the Hume police district and this was part of a commitment to hiring an additional 1500 new officers across NSW over four years.
The additional police officers are part of a $583 million investment that will see the overall number of police in NSW increase to almost 18,300 Officers.
The additional officers will increase the number of General Duties officers to respond to emergencies and assist members of the community.
“The provision of 1500 additional police officers over four years under a Daley Labor Government will ensure communities throughout NSW have a well-resourced Police Force," Mr Zangari MP said,
“Rural and regional communities will finally receive their fair share of new police officers to make up for the shortfalls left under the NSW Liberals/Nationals Government."
Country Labor candidate for Goulburn Dr Ursula Stephens welcomed the announcement, saying
“Guy Zangari and I have met with Police Association members on several occasions," Dr Stephens said.
“They have made a strong case for the need for a greater police presence across the regions to ensure our communities are safe.”
“The Liberals have announced a new police station but not the staff to operate it.
“Labor is committed to making our communities safer by hiring an additional 58 officers to the Hume Police District."
She said Labor has made a firm commitment to fighting crime in regional NSW "instead of splurging $2.2 billion to knock down and rebuild perfectly good stadiums in Sydney."