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Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton

Delivering Our Promise To Boost Police Numbers

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is delivering its commitment to boost front-line Police numbers and keep Tasmanians safe.

Since coming to office in 2014, we have restored Police numbers following savage cuts to Tasmania Police by the disastrous Labor-Green Government, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton said.

“Now, we are investing even more to boost these numbers by an additional 125 Police officers.”

“Today, the Government is announcing the allocation of our 125 Police officers across Tasmanian communities from 2019-2022.” Minister Shelton said.

Hodgman Government in keeping communities and people safe will station new additional Police Officers at:

  • 16 in Launceston,
  • 10 in Hobart,
  • 10 in Glenorchy,
  • 10 in Bridgewater,
  • 9 in Devonport,
  • 8 in Burnie.

As a Government, we know Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime. We make no apology for being tough on crime, and that is why we have a target to make Tasmania the safest state in the nation.

“We are investing in our first-class Police service to continue to support Tasmania Police now and into the future.”

“Hodgman Government has a long-term plan to keep Tasmanians safe and we are delivering it. In contrast, Labor has no plan, they stand for nothing and they simply cannot be trusted.” Minister Shelton said.


Distribution Of Extra Police For Tasmania

125 New Additional Police Officers By The Hodgman Government

Hobart 23510
Glenorchy5 5 10
Bellerive  358
Clarence Plains1 1 2
Bridgewater5 3210
Devonport5 229
Burnie422 8
Sorell 1124
Nubeena  1 1
Dover1   1
Bruny Island 1  1
Kingston 1124
Huonville  112
Oatlands 1  1
New Norfolk2  24
George Town 1 23
Scottsdale 1 12
St. Helens111 3
St. Marys   11
Deloraine 1 12
Latrobe   22
Smithton2   2
Ulverstone  1 1
Queenstown  112
Southern DIS – war on ICE 1  1
Western DIS – war on ICE 1  1
Northern DIS – war on ICE 1  1
SOCD – war on ICE 3  3
Dog Handler 1  1
Firearm Services1   1
Learning and Dev E&T1   1
SOG 4  4
Crime Command 2  2
SIS 1  1



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