Queensland Police have announced exactly where the 20 new officers will be placed in the northern Gold Coast.
20 extra officers will be headed our way by the end of the financial year, adding to the 1,000 officers already on the coast.
14 or the extra officers will be based at Coomera, with the other 6 police to go to Nerang.
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Police Minister Mark Ryan says the decision to deploy the officers is in line with the state government’s commitment to invest in an extra 44 police on the Gold Coast by June 2022.
“The Queensland Police Service has closely examined the service requirements of the area and the Commissioner has decided those extra personnel will be best deployed at Coomera and Nerang,” Minister Ryan said.
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon has welcomed the extra officers.
“We have over 1,000 police officers based on the Gold Coast and these extra resources will add to that capability in a growing area of the coast.
“I have been a strong advocate for community safety and I thank the Queensland Police Service for this further deployment of personnel,” Ms Scanlon said.