Stuckey Welcomes New Police to Currumbin

20 Jun 2012 2:24 PMJann Stuckey

20th June 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, has welcomed the newest recruits to the Queensland Police as part of the latest graduation which delivered 18 new police officers for the South Eastern region.

“Our communities have been crying out for years for more police and within our first 100 days, the Newman Government has listened and delivered,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Gold Coast as a whole has received 9 new officers with the Coolangatta Police Station recruiting 2 new officers.

“I’m sure the residents of Currumbin will join with me in welcoming these additional police into the area as we work to improve safety in our neighbourhoods.

“The new officers will begin working immediately to tackle law and order issues facing our community.

“The Newman Government is serious about law and order in Queensland, having already committed to extending funding for the Gold Coast Helicopter for 20 hours flying time per week for 2 years.

“Furthermore there are plans to initiate a police officer recruiting surge to commence on 1st July.

“This recruitment surge will be coupled with the transition of 50 officers from behind office desks back into front-line policing to directly tackle escalating crime in our communities.

“The Newman Government is focused on providing better front-line services for communities like Currumbin and I wish the new recruits well.

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