THE BURNING ISSUE, PART V | Government doesn't commit to extra police

The state government has not committed to providing extra police or community resources for Orange to fight against the city's spate of car thefts and fires.

The Central Western Daily put a list of questions on the issue to Premier Gladys Berejiklian who passed the issue over to Police Minister David Elliott.

Mr Elliott said the government was "committed to increasing frontline staff across NSW, including police, nurses and teachers" but did not say any extra were coming to Orange.

"The NSW Government is delivering 1500 new police," he said.

A spokesman for the minister said the resources would be allocated by the NSW Police Force.

The only example of where the extra police would be provided was for 18 rural crime investigators to target "stock theft, illegal hunting, stealing, trespass and firearms offences."

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