Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is calling for more police on the ground in Gunnedah.

“I was deeply disturbed by an incident that occurred during a recent break and enter in Gunnedah and have since met with Police and community leaders to look at what further could be done to keep our community safe,” said Mr Anderson.

“Our police work extraordinarily hard, but they need extra support. Gunnedah needs more police on the ground and that’s why I’m backing the local Police Association’s strength in numbers campaign.

“We need to be at the top of the list when it comes to increasing police numbers and I look forward to working with the Police Association locally to highlight the need for Gunnedah.

“The community have been calling for more police to be permanently stationed in Gunnedah and the government needs to listen.

“I have previously raised this issue with the police minister and will continue to fight for more police for Gunnedah.

“I’m incredibly frustrated that the good work done by police over the past few months to keep on top of crime, through targeted actions like Operation Mongoose has been undone by recent break and enters.

“Local residents are the eyes and ears of the community and the message from police is clear. Do everything possible to secure your premises and report any suspicious behaviour.”

“Anything that doesn’t look right, regardless of the time of day or night, contact the police and help them help us.”