POLICE ATTACKED OUTSIDE POLICE STATION
The Police Association of NSW (PANSW) said today’s incident at Eastwood Police Station highlights the dangers of policing in the current global threat environment.
A man has been arrested after allegedly attacking police officers with a knife outside the station this morning.
Police Association President, Tony King, said, "Its a sobering reminder of the ever-present risks associated with policing and that our police are now targeted by those who seek to do harm.
"It was only due to the bravery, skills, training and abilities of all police officers involved that our members were not seriously injured or killed.
"For years, the police officers of NSW have strived to do more to service and protect the community without the necessary resources.
"Without the proper resources both police on the job and the public are at risk.
"This state needs 500 additional police officers immediately, and 500 each year over the next term of Government to fill vacancies and meet rising workloads and the challenges of policing.
"Without this injection of additional police there is a real risk that incidents such as this will result in a tragic outcome."
PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY:
Thursday, 12 July 2018.
(Next to PANSW office – 154 Elizabeth Street)
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