THE State Government should boost police resources at Sawtell by the more than $900,000 annual revenue from speed cameras between Korora and Urunga, according to Andrew Fraser.
"This would ensure that increased police patrols could be introduced into the Sawtell business area, or alternatively ensure Sawtell Police (Station) is opened for longer hours in an attempt to quell the rising crime wave and lawlessness in the Sawtell area," the member for Coffs Harbour said.
The Sawtell business and wider community has been campaigning for a 24-hour police station without success.
"Business owners are currently discussing whether or not to start taking vigilante action," Mr Fraser said.
"Many business owners are living in fear of turning up to their shops in the morning and finding them burgled. The only way to stop the crime wave is to increase police patrols."