North Coast

Twenty-one more police for Clarence and Northern Rivers

The NSW Government have allocated an extra three police positions to the Coffs/Clarence Police District and 18 to the broader Northern Region, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“This is another instalment of the historic deal I helped negotiate between the State Government and the Police Association of NSW prior to the last election, which is boosting the Force by a record 1500 officers over four years,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Coffs/Clarence is one of just seven districts and commands across the state and the only one on the North Coast to get extra positions in this round.

“Our police officers are doing an extraordinary job in extraordinary times and I take the opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their service to the community.”

Mr Gulaptis said the 18 additional officers for the Northern Region included one Child Protection Register officer and three positions for the Regional Enforcement Squad.

“These roving positions are just as important as those attached to local stations and there is obviously no greater priority for the police than to keep criminals away from children,” Mr Gulaptis said.