More police on the way to the North Coast
FURTHER police positions have been announced for the Coffs-Clarence Local Command area.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres said following consultation with senior police, a decision was made to allocate an additional 90 positions to the Northern Region, which includes the Coffs-Clarence Command.
"Thirty of those positions have already been delivered, with Coffs-Clarence, Manning-Great Lakes, Mid North Coast, Port Stephens, Richmond and Tweed-Byron Local Area Commands having each received five extra positions in the last nine months," he said.
"I am pleased to announce the locations for the remaining 60 positions, which will come online in May 2015, which includes 32 extra for North Coast Commands.
As yet it is unknown how many of the positions will be assigned to each station in the Coffs-Clarence region.
Mr Ayres said 241 additional general duties positions were allocated to the 76 Local Area Commands across NSW - 67 of these went to 12 Local Area Commands in the Northern Region.
- Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command: 10 positions
- Central Hunter Local Area Command: 8 positions
- Manning-Great Lakes Local Area Command: 7 positions
- Mid North Coast Local Area Command: 7 positions
- Port Stephens Local Area Command: 7 positions
- Lake Macquarie Local Area Command: 5 positions
- Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command: 5 positions
- Tweed-Byron Local Area Command: 4 positions
- Richmond Local Area Command: 4 positions
- Hunter Valley Local Area Command: 3 positions