Delivering our promise to boost police numbers

Mark Shelton,Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering its commitment to boost front-line police numbers and keep Tasmanians safe.

Since coming to office in 2014, we have restored police numbers following savage cuts to Tasmania Police by the disastrous Labor-Green Government.

Now, we are investing even more to boost these numbers by an additional 125 police officers.

Today, the Government is announcing the allocation of our 125 police officers across Tasmanian communities from 2019-2022.

This includes an additional 16 officers who will be stationed in Launceston, 10 in Hobart, Glenorchy and Bridgewater, 9 in Devonport, 8 in Burnie to help serve these communities and keep people safe.

As a Government, we know Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime. We make no apology for being tough on crime, and that is why we have a target to make Tasmania the safest state in the nation.

We are investing in our first-class police service to continue to support Tasmania Police now and into the future.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has a long-term plan to keep Tasmanians safe and we are delivering it. In contrast, Labor has no plan, they stand for nothing and they simply cannot be trusted.

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Distribution of the extra police number due to the investment in an additional 125 new police officers by the Hodgman majority Liberal Government

2019

2020

2021

2022

Total

Hobart

2

3

5

10

Glenorchy

5

5

10

Bellerive

3

5

8

Clarence Plains

1

1

2

Bridgewater

5

3

2

10

Launceston

7

4

4

1

16

Devonport

5

2

2

9

Burnie

4

2

2

8

Sorell

1

1

2

4

Nubeena

1

1

Dover

1

1

Bruny Island

1

1

Kingston

1

1

2

4

Huonville

1

1

2

Oatlands

1

1

New Norfolk

2

2

4

George Town

1

2

3

Scottsdale

1

1

2

St Helens

1

1

1

3

St Marys

1

1

Deloraine

1

1

2

Latrobe

2

2

Smithton

2

2

Ulverstone

1

1

Queenstown

1

1

2

Southern DIS – war on ICE

1

1

Western DIS – war on ICE

1

1

Northern DIS – war on ICE

1

1

SOCD – war on ICE

3

3

Dog Handler

1

1

Firearm Services

1

1

Learning and Dev E&T

1

1

SOG

4

4

Crime Command

2

2

SIS

1

1

Totals

35

30

30

30

125

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Delivering our promise to boost police numbers

Mark Shelton,Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering its commitment to boost front-line police numbers and keep Tasmanians safe.

Since coming to office in 2014, we have restored police numbers following savage cuts to Tasmania Police by the disastrous Labor-Green Government.

Now, we are investing even more to boost these numbers by an additional 125 police officers.

Today, the Government is announcing the allocation of our 125 police officers across Tasmanian communities from 2019-2022.

This includes an additional 16 officers who will be stationed in Launceston, 10 in Hobart, Glenorchy and Bridgewater, 9 in Devonport, 8 in Burnie to help serve these communities and keep people safe.

As a Government, we know Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime. We make no apology for being tough on crime, and that is why we have a target to make Tasmania the safest state in the nation.

We are investing in our first-class police service to continue to support Tasmania Police now and into the future.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has a long-term plan to keep Tasmanians safe and we are delivering it. In contrast, Labor has no plan, they stand for nothing and they simply cannot be trusted.

.

.

Distribution of the extra police number due to the investment in an additional 125 new police officers by the Hodgman majority Liberal Government

2019

2020

2021

2022

Total

Hobart

2

3

5

10

Glenorchy

5

5

10

Bellerive

3

5

8

Clarence Plains

1

1

2

Bridgewater

5

3

2

10

Launceston

7

4

4

1

16

Devonport

5

2

2

9

Burnie

4

2

2

8

Sorell

1

1

2

4

Nubeena

1

1

Dover

1

1

Bruny Island

1

1

Kingston

1

1

2

4

Huonville

1

1

2

Oatlands

1

1

New Norfolk

2

2

4

George Town

1

2

3

Scottsdale

1

1

2

St Helens

1

1

1

3

St Marys

1

1

Deloraine

1

1

2

Latrobe

2

2

Smithton

2

2

Ulverstone

1

1

Queenstown

1

1

2

Southern DIS – war on ICE

1

1

Western DIS – war on ICE

1

1

Northern DIS – war on ICE

1

1

SOCD – war on ICE

3

3

Dog Handler

1

1

Firearm Services

1

1

Learning and Dev E&T

1

1

SOG

4

4

Crime Command

2

2

SIS

1

1

Totals

35

30

30

30

125

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.