State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today meet with NSW Assistant Police Commissioner, Max Mitchell, to discuss Police resources for the Wallsend electorate.
The meeting is a follow up to discussions held last month in NSW Parliament, where resources and the allocation of officers were discussed.
Following discussions last month, 16 new recruits were allocated to the three Police Districts covering the Wallsend electorate.
Ms Hornery will be raising the ongoing concerns of the community and discussing the need for a more permanent Police presence in the western suburbs.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“I thank the Assistant Commissioner for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to Wallsend and continue the discussion around Police resources with me.”
“This meeting is a follow up to meetings held last month in Parliament where the Assistant Commissioner promised to look at a number of things following that meeting and report back.”
“Following that meeting the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens Hunter Police Districts received their biggest allocation of new recruits in many many years.”
“It is great to see that all of the hard work is starting to pay off. I have been advocating for greater Police numbers for a long time and finally someone is listening.”
“The 16 new recruits won’t solve the shortages that exist, but it is a good start and I look forward to hearing from the Assistant Commissioner about what else we can expect to see in the Wallsend electorate.”
“The Assistant Commissioner also gave undertakings to look at other initiatives to help drive down crime rates in the Wallsend electorate.”
“Following the success of the Pop Up Police Station in other Police Districts, the Newcastle City Police District will also be holding a Pop Up Police Station on Tuesday this week in Wallsend.”
“These are positive steps forward after many years of neglect and I look forward to seeing more resources being delivered.”