Seven additional police positions have been allocated to Camden and Wollondilly as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to invest in 1500 new officers over four years.
They are among 250 newly commissioned police officers.
Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, and the Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith, have welcomed the boost in police officer numbers in the Camden Police Area Command.
“Some of the force’s finest officers will be joining the Camden and Wollondilly district during a time when the community has relied heavily on their local police for many months,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
“The additional positions will make a real difference to the NSW Police Force and give them a greater capability to keep our district, and our state, safe.’’
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said 115 of the 250 new positions would join commands in regional and metropolitan areas, while other positions would be allocated to specialist commands.
“Specialist commands such as the Raptor Squad will benefit from 20 additional officers to target organised crime, while the Criminal Groups Squad, and Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, will both benefit from 10 extra positions,” Mr Elliott said.
The NSW Government announced it was investing $583 million to introduce 1500 extra police over four years to enhance community safety across NSW.
These 250 positions represent the third allocation.
In 2021-22 Southern Region Field Operations Commands is set to receive 18 extra positions including four Child Protection Register officers and two officers for the Region Enforcement Squad.
“On behalf of our communities, I am pleased to be able to welcome our new police officers,” Mr Smith said.