More than 100 new police recruits but only one headed here

THE Far North Coast will receive only one new police officers out of 109 new recruits being allocated to police stations across the state.

New figures released by NSW Police Media this morning show the region's one new recruit will assigned to the Richmond Local Area Command, while Tweed-Byron and Coffs-Clarence miss out entirely.

Only five of the 109 recruits are headed for the Northern Region (which stretches from Newcastle to the border) at all. One of those is being assigned to the Brisbane Water water police unit, one goes to the Port Maquarie-based Mid North Coast Local Area Command, one to Port Stephens and one to Newcastle.

The latest allocation continues what has become a long tradition of the North Coast being under-represented or ignored entirely in recruit allocations.

BACKGROUND: 

2015: Casino now has 24/7 policing

2014: 24/7 police promise stalls as we get nil new recruits

2013: Officers being sent where they are most needed: O'Farrell

2012: New officers bound for Richmond and Coffs/Clarence

2011: New police recruits allocated

2010: Region dudded on police numbers

2009: Where are our police recruits?

As a whole, the Northern Region received the lowest allocation of the new recruits in NSW.

However, the other two country-based regions, Southern and Western, also received much lower allocations - 12 and nine respectively, than commands in the three Sydney regions, which each received between 23 and 31 new officers.

Here is the full allocation of the latest batch of police recruits:

NORTHERN REGION  5
  • Brisbane Water 1
  • Mid North Coast 1
  • Newcastle City 1
  • Port Stephens 1
  • Richmond 1

CENTRAL METROPOLITAN REGION 29

  • Botany Bay 1
  • Eastern Beaches 3
  • Kings Cross 3
  • Leichhardt 2
  • Newtown 4
  • Redfern 5
  • St George 4
  • Surry Hills 4
  • Sydney City 3
  NORTH WEST METROPOLITAN REGION 31
  • Blacktown 4
  • Blue Mountains 3
  • Hawkesbury 4
  • Holroyd 1
  • Kuring Gai 2
  • Mt Druitt 4
  • North Shore 1
  • Northern Beaches 7
  • Parramatta 1
  • Quakers Hill 1
  • Ryde 2
  • The Hills 1
SOUTH WEST METROPOLITAN REGION 23
  • Ashfield 2
  • Bankstown 5
  • Burwood 2
  • Cabramatta 2
  • Fairfield 2
  • Green Valley 4
  • Liverpool 2
  • Marrickville 4
SOUTHERN REGION 12
  • Albury 1
  • Griffith 3
  • Shoalhaven 3
  • Wagga Wagga 5
WESTERN REGION 9
  • Barrier 3
  • Barwon 1
  • Chifley 1
  • Orana 4
TOTAL ALLOCATIONS 109    

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