LOCAL ISSUES ON THE MIND AS POLICE MINISTER VISITS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed Minister for Police Yasmin Catley to Tamworth this week to meet with local police and raise the region’s crime issues.
Mr Anderson said it was good to give the Minister a tour of the city so she could understand the needs of the region and the crime issues facing the community.
“I’ve worked hard to increase police resources in the Oxley Police District, working alongside local police to ensure the government is aware of our needs and our community’s expectation,” Mr Anderson said.
“We need to continue to do everything we can to support our local police, which is why I invited the Minister to Tamworth when I last met with her in May.
“It’s important that the Minister has an idea of exactly what kind of support our police need to keep our communities safe, and it was good to take the Minister through our police station and around our community.
“During her visit, I raised the issue of further Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers, youth crime, and 24-hour policing for Gunnedah, which are all issues that are important to our communities.
“I’m continuing my push for greater police resources in the Oxley Police District because I know the issue is high on the priority list for locals.
“I know that last year, we welcomed six additional senior police to the district alongside 10 new probationary constables. We need those number to continue under Labor to ensure we have a strong police force to protect our communities.”