The Force Of Law Moves In After The Force Of Nature Moves Out

The Force Of Law Moves In After The Force Of Nature Moves Out

Queensland Shadow Minister for Police & Emergency Services Glen Elmes

LNP Welcomes 150 Extra Police & 500 Emergency Services Workers To Assist Cyclone Recovery

Victor P Taffa

The Liberal National Party today welcomed the move to send an additional 150 Police and 500 Emergency Services workers to the devastated areas of North and Far North Queensland.

Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services Glen Elmes said our Police and Emergency Service workers have been stretched to the limit in recent weeks with the flooding crisis that has ravaged large parts of the State.

“These additional emergency personnel will be a welcomed support to the communities now ravaged by Cyclone Yasi.” Mr. Elmes said.

 

“With reports of looting on the increase, having additional Police on the ground during the cleanup, will support the local Police presence.”

“Police and Emergency Service workers already posted to the region have been working long and dangerous hours. These reinforcements will allow locals to return to their families and take stock of the impact Cyclone Yasi has had on their own lives.” Mr. Elmes said.