NSW towns left without first response police

Officers are being taken away from frontline work to transport prisoners to court, leaving small towns at risk.

There are currently no first response police from Maitland to Tamworth because they’re tied up conveying prisoners to court and jail.

Mark Levy speaks with NSW Police Association Vice President Pat Gooley.

“This is something we’ve been trying to resolve for years.

“We brought it to government last year… but we’re just seeing no action on it.

“We had an agreement, the government just haven’t funded it, they’re just fobbing it off.

“It’s time for the Attorney General and Minister for Corrections to work together with the Premier to properly resource corrective services.”

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