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More cops on the beat in Richmond and Tweed

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Police on the beat. Photo NSW Police

The Tweed-Byron and Richmond police districts are set to get more ‘high visibility’ officers on the beat after the state government announced it was allocating an additional 60 police across the Northern Region.

The region contains 11 police districts from Newcastle to the border. There is no exact figure of how many officers will be allocated to each district.

National Party member for Tweed, Geoff Provest.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said the presence of more men and women in blue ‘will make criminals think twice before breaking the law. With more eyes on them, there’s more chance of being caught and charged by police’.

‘Having extra officers on hand also supports business owners and locals alike in feeling more safe and secure across the community and being confident to raise any concerns.’

He added the state government planned ‘to deliver 1,500 extra police officers over the next four years’.

‘These new high visibility police are just one small part of plan. This is the single biggest increase to the NSW Police Force in more than 30 years – it’s an incredible step forward in policing, and a huge win for the community.

Mr Provest said the high visibility police officers will be trained in intelligence gathering so they can ‘proactively identify emerging crime trends and tackle them head-on’.

‘Along with providing high visibility foot patrols, the new officers will also be deployed to major events, transport hubs and busy areas to keep the Tweed community safe,’ Mr Provest said.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Ah, more Government sponsored terrorists harassing people in the hope of extracting some of their income for the war mongering, child abusing criminal enterprise masquerading as the australian government…. but all under the pretense of keeping you safe from yourself… of course…. no free thought allowed folks – just do what your masters say

    • A great spiel but these are NSW police not Australian Federal Police. They deliver fines and goal terms for miscreants who put others lives at risk by drink driving, speeding and numerous property and personal crimes other anti-social behaviour prohibited by NSW law. We should be congratulating Geoff Provost for his efforts to add numbers to those who control individuals whose actions can make life hell for others.

  2. C’mon Geoff: Half a dozen additional officers for Tweed-Byron might help cover annual leave absences, that’s about all.
    And this is what you reckon is “the single biggest increase to the NSW Police Force in more than 30 years – it’s an incredible step forward”

  3. Geoff I was at my service station in Chinderah when that young man was missing in the Tweed River. No fewer that 7 police vehicles trying to save this boys life . The parents are in deep grief at the moment but one day they will realize the effort and resources our local boys and girls in blue put in to try and help them . In 1994 I had a hold up at 10 pm at our Caltex at Banora point . We had one police car on duty in tweed and one in murwillimbah .
    Geoff you have always fought for more police for our area and we have them and a fantastic new station thanks to your continuous fight . Well done and don’t stop .

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