Camden Local Area Command will have 10 new police officers in the coming weeks.
The Police Association of NSW welcomed the commitment from NSW Police Force hierarchy to address critical police shortages in Camden and Wollondilly by delivering more police to the area.
At a meeting held this afternoon, officers voted to accept the offer of 10 extra frontline police and to cease industrial action.
Police Association president Scott Weber said the extra frontline officers would help to fill additional first response positions.
“We have taken up the cause on behalf of our members who have consistently raised the alarm from the frontline, concerning the urgent need for more police,” he said.
“The branch has been calling for more staff for over two years and their patience has been rewarded.”
Mr Weber said local officers cared deeply about the Wollondilly and Camden communities and many live and work in this area.
“The Camden branch of the association has been tireless in their efforts fighting for extra police numbers so they can protect the local community and look after themselves,” he said.
“It’s been a long road and the branch have remained united and acted professionally and fairly in their claims for more staff throughout submissions, meetings with region commanders and lobbying local politicians.
“The extra police are urgently needed now and we will continue to work with the police force hierarchy to deliver the 10 positions immediately.”
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