15 new police officers will be stationed around the Coffs Clarence Local Area Command.
15 new police officers will be stationed around the Coffs Clarence Local Area Command.

Extra police will make north coast their new home

THE North Coast will see 90 new police boost the ranks.

The State Government has moved to grant the final 32 positions, including a further 15 officers stationed in the Coffs Clarence, to the north following a commitment to resolve understaffed stations.

"Police have a tough job protecting the community and this boost to our region is a win for our local police and community," Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said.

The rise in police authorised strength ensures local area commands have the resources to get on with protecting the community, Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said.

"Policing is a terrific career and I look forward to the new officers continuing the work of our Local Area Command," she said.

Northern Region Commander Jeff Loy said the NSW Police Force was committed to providing the best possible service to the community in the state's north.

"Any additional resources that come on line helps us better prevent and solve crime," Supt. Loy said.

"We identified through our review that these extra numbers would greatly assist as we continue to serve a community of 1.5 million people and growing.

"This is good news for our police and I am grateful for our executive for supporting our police and the community."

Area

Number

Tweed/Byron

9

Richmond

9

Coffs/Clarence

15

Mid North Coast

12

Manning Great Lakes

12

Port Stephens

12

Hunter Valley

3

Central Hunter

8

Lake Macquarie

5

Tuggerah Lakes

5

Total

90



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