The ACT Opposition wants to see more Police officers on the beat in the Territory.

The Canberra Liberals will move a motion in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, calling on the ACT Government to match the staffing levels of ACT Police Officers to those in New South Wales as well as investing further into the force.

It comes after a recent report from the Productivity Commission found the ACT has the lowest number of officers per-capita and was also spending the least on funding the force, per person, than any other Australian state or territory.

Shadow Police Minister, Jeremy Hanson thinks it shouldn’t be too much to ask.

“It is what every other state and territory gets, and what the ACT deserves.”

“It is now up to Minister Gentleman to explain why he cannot, or will not, provide the ACT with the same service every other citizen in Australia receives.”

The Canberra Liberals want to see the number of police in the ACT to at least match per-capita levels with NSW by 2024.


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