ADDITIONAL POLICE DELIVERED FOR PINE RIVERS POLICE DISTRICT

25/06/2013

The Newman Government is delivering more police in Pine Rivers and Kallangur with 14 additional officers starting in the Pine Rivers Police District since April 2012.

Mr Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, said the results of the Queensland Police Service's (QPS) massive recruitment drive had been seen across the State.

"In the last 12 months we have seen more than 300 additional police officers begin patrolling the beat across Queensland," Mr Holswich said.

"There are still more to come with an additional 267 police officers over and above attrition rates to be trained and head to the beat in the next 12 months."

"The Newman Government has committed to providing an additional 1,100 police officers over four years and we are delivering on that promise."

"For too long the former Labor Government let police dwindle to critical levels and we are working hard to fix that."

"The additional police officers will support the almost 11,000 hardworking officers already working in the QPS to ensure Queensland remains a safe place to live, work and play."

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, State Member for Kallangur, said the additional officers were welcomed in the region.

"Our police officers have always done a fantastic job protecting Pine Rivers and Kallangur residents and these additional officers will help them continue that outstanding work," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"I urge everyone in our community to welcome these new police officers to the region."

"Pine Rivers and Kallangur are excellent places to live and raise a family and these additional officers will ensure the area remains that way."