Jonathan O'Dea Commits To Real Police Stations And 1100 More Police

Monday, 22 January 2007

Jonathan O'Dea the Liberal candidate for Davidson has strongly endorsed NSW Opposition Leader Peter Debnam’s 24/7 policing strategy to get real police stations and 1100 more police on the beat and on our roads. 

"The message from families and businesses in Davidson is clear – we need more police to crack down on crime," Jonathan O'Dea said.

"It's only with increased police numbers and ditching Labor's 'softly-softly' approach that we can begin a zero tolerance fight against youth crime and anti-social behaviour," he said.

"Morris Iemma believe our current police numbers are adequate, but the rest of us know we need more police on the beat and extra police resources to tackle youth crime and anti-social behaviour, including graffiti.

"We need more officers to do pro-active policing not just to respond after the crime. I want to stop the crime from happening in the first place.

The NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition 24/7 policy on policing will put real police in real stations and in real patrol vehicles to make our communities safer – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Peter Debnam and the NSW Liberal/Nationals will:
1    Provide an additional 800 General Duties officers and an additional 200 General Duties police cars;
2    Provide an additional twenty 24x7 police stations across NSW; and,
3    Provide an additional 300 Highway Patrol officers, an additional 120 Highway Patrol cars and an additional 50 Highway Patrol motorcycles.

"There is no better deterrent to street crime, including recently increased incidents of graffiti, than to put more police on the beat. A strong police presence sends a message to thugs and criminals that breaking the law will not be tolerated and you will be caught," Jonathan O'Dea said.

"Our local Police are fed up at cutbacks under Labor. They are frustrated by a lack of resources, and Labor’s ‘softly-softly’ strategy,” Jonathan O'Dea said.
 
"We will put more police on the streets, on the roads and in our communities. We will also throw out Labor’s ‘softly-softly’ approach to policing.

"Everywhere I go mums and dads, older Australians, and young people alike all say to me – enough is enough and I agree with them.  After twelve years of Labor it is time to get serious about crime. It is time for a change of government” Jonathan O'Dea said.