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NSW overhauls its policing districts

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December 06, 2017

MOAMA and Mathoura will soon become part of the Murray River Police District.

MOAMA and Mathoura will soon become part of the Murray River Police District.

It comes after NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and Deputy Commissioner Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys announced the formation of regional NSW police districts last month.

This has resulted in a realignment of local area commands, including the Deniliquin command which takes in Moama and Mathoura.

Deniliquin police Superintendent Paul Condon said the command would join with Albury to become the Murray River Police District.

‘‘While there will be some minor changes in the senior management structure of the commands, there will be no change in the number of frontline police or the services we provide our community and that we utilise to address local crime issues,’’ he said.

‘‘These new districts are designed to improve our capability to service regional NSW. Any senior police numbers that are moved in the formation of these districts will be replaced with frontline police.’’

Supt Condon said the move would also see the officer-in-charge policing model.

‘‘Where every police station will have an officer-in-charge who is the first port of call for the local community,’’ he said.

‘‘It is about police being part of their community and working with the local community, as well as the community knowing their local police.’’

Deputy Comm. Worboys has also announced extra specialist police for regional NSW, including domestic violence high risk offender teams and regional enforcement squads to address mid-level crime across regional NSW.

In coming months, a new set of rural crime initiatives will be announced to specifically deal with rural crime.

‘‘This also means that the new Deniliquin police station will be fully utilised as a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will ensure your police have the resources they need to service their community,’’ Supt Condon said. ‘‘The next step is to appoint district commanders and they in turn will appoint the officers in charge of each station within their districts.’’

‘‘This will be your opportunity to speak to the Police Commanders directly and have any concerns addressed,’’ Supt Condon said.

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