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New Police Should Be Stationed at Beresfield

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has called on the Minister for Police to ensure that some of the additional 1500 Police officers announced yesterday, are stationed at Beresfield.

Ms Hornery will move a Notice of Motion today in Parliament asking for additional officers to be stationed at Beresfield.

Ms Hornery has raised community concerns previously with the Police Minister around the level of crime in the area with many categories well above the state average, but those concerns have been ignored.

The Port Stephens Hunter Police District has only received 2 of the last 884 Police recruits that have graduated from Goulburn.

Ms Hornery will ask the Police Minister to bring Beresfield Police Station staffing levels to a point where the station is fully operational.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“The Wallsend electorate covers three Police Districts and the major cause for concern seems to be the fringes where the Districts meet.”

“These areas receive the least Police attention and are being neglected when it comes to resources.”

“I want to see a commitment to increasing the presence of Police in this part of the electorate. We are sick and tired of being ignored on the fringes.”

“The latest BOCSAR statistics show Beresfield and Tarro have a number of crime categories well above the State average.”

“Sexual offences, assault and theft are all well above the State average, with theft being three times the State average.”

“This is simply not good enough. I will not allow this to continue.”

“There must be more Police resources allocated to the outer areas of the Wallsend electorate.”