Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

St Marys Police at record Operational Capacity

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Local State MP’s Tanya Davies and Bart Bassett today welcomed the news that the NSW Government was delivering record police numbers and the Operational Capacity of the St Marys LAC is 99%.The State wide Operational capacity of the NSW Police Force is now at 95%.

“This is well over the Government’s target of maintaining Operational Capacity at 90% or more,” Mrs Davies said.

“I am thrilled that St Marys Police has an Operational Capacity of 99%.

“The Operational Capacity is based on staff who are available to work and doesn’t include those on Long Term Sick, Extended Leave, Maternity Leave and external Secondments which do not reflect the true ‘on the ground’ operational strength.

Mr Bassett said that the Government is increasing the number of Frontline Officers on our streets and that this is great news for our local community.

“The Government is on track to deliver on its commitment for an additional 859 Police Officers for NSW.

“Since the election we have added 370 new officers and the authorised strength has risen to an all time high of 16,176 officers.

“This Government is also retaining more Police Officers, almost halving the number of Officers leaving the Force compared to the number under the previous Labor Government.

“We have delivered our reforms and given Police additional powers and resources including:

  • $3.5 million for an additional 25 Mobile Police Command Vehicles;
  • New ‘Move on Powers’ for Police and a new offence of ‘Intoxicated and Disorderly’;
  • New anti-gang laws, new consorting laws, restrictions on bikies in Kings Cross and crackdowns on tattoo parlours;
  • The establishment of a new Highway Patrol and Traffic Command and a Police Transport Command;
  • The rebuilding of PCYCs and the establishment of the ‘eyewatch’ program;
  • An audit of Police resources resulting in 300 police deployed to country NSW;
  • The reform and strengthening of the NSW Crime Commission;
  • The reform of the Police Death and Disability Scheme and the establishment of an injury management program to get more officers back to work; and,
  • The reform of the security industry.

 “The Police do a fantastic job protecting our local community and this Government will continue to provide the resources and powers they need,” Mr Bassett concluded.