25 September 2023

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The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian has announced the NSW Police Force is to receive 450 additional police officers over the next 12 months to be assigned to local stations and specialist areas.

Ms Berejiklian said $583 million would be allocated over the next four years to provide 1,500 additional police officers.

She said this would be the single biggest investment for the NSW Police Force in more than 30 years.

“Our frontline police officers put their lives on the line to protect the community,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“These additional police officers will be sent to stations where they are needed the most to ensure the safety and security of the local community,” she said.

“In addition to more local police, the NSW Police Force will boost the ranks of high-visibility teams, as well as specialist crime fighters devoted to strategic intelligence and cyber crime.”

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott said NSW has enjoyed some of the lowest crime rates in 20 years.

Mr Elliott said the latest funding decision would be a major boost, ensuring police had the resources they need to protect the community.

NSW Commissioner of Police, Mick Fuller said new positions would be created in the areas most in need.

“We will see more officers in police area commands and police districts as well as in specialist commands, such as our Strategic Intelligence, Rural Crime and Cyber Crime Squads.” Commissioner Fuller said.

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