Thin Blue LIne's Appeal

THE Police Association yesterday implored the Berejiklian government to put 500 extra police on to the streets — and a further 500 each year over the term of the next government.

President Tony King said increasing demands on police workloads were “stretching officers to breaking point”.

“Let’s not stick our heads in the ground like Victoria then treat the problem after it’s out of control,” he said. “Let’s acknowledge spikes and trends are occurring.”

Police Minister Troy Grant said 100 extra officers funded in the Budget would be deployed later this year. An extra 1000 officers had been added since 2011, he said.

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