Queanbeyan police numbers unchanged over two decades: union

By Finbar O'Mallon

The Queanbeyan branch of the NSW police union launched a campaign for more staff at the border-town station on Thursday.

The Police Association of NSW's Queanbeyan branch chair Paul Batista has said staff resources hadremained relatively unchanged in his 22 years on the job.

The union is are calling for three more sergeants and 21 more constables to be assigned to the station.

Mr Batista said for the majority of the week there was only one response car with two officers - or car crew - serving the Queanbeyan station's jurisdiction, which can range as far north as Sutton, south to Michelago and east to Capatain's Flat.

"When I first started we had one car crew consisting of two police in Queanbeyan and the population back then was 34,000," Mr Batista said.

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