Wyndham police numbers decline

As our population increases, so must our police presence. 

Wyndham police numbers have fluctuated in the past three years, according to figures supplied by the state opposition.

There were 88.03 full-time equivalent (FTE) police stationed in the area in November, 2014. Wyndham’s police numbers jumped up to 120.97 FTE by September, 2015, but the most recent figures show a decline in staffing numbers, with 106.34 FTE police in September last year.

Police Association secretary Wayne Gatt said Wyndham was understaffed.

“The best way to ensure the policing needs of the community in Wyndham are met is through the introduction of minimum staffing levels,”

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16 January 2018