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What's in the government's police package

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/02/2017


* An extra 1125 police over the next four years including 880 sworn officers

* A new national 24/7 phone number for non-emergencies

* 140 more officers for up to 20 regional and rural police stations so that 95 per cent of the population lives within 25km of a 24/7 police presence

** 140 additional specialist investigators for child protection, sexual assault, family violence and other serious crime (66 of these have been previously announced)

** 80 additional officers to target organised crime, gangs and methamphetamine

* 20 additional ethnic liaison officers to support Chinese, Indian and other ethnic communities

* The Eagle Helicopter will now be available around the clock with the response time of 10-15 minutes, at the moment it's only available at pre-scheduled times for 1800 hours a year

* 12 mobile policing units to provide policing services on the move where they're most needed, including in smaller towns, rural areas and community events.

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