Police | February 22, 2017
Balmoral police station
Victorian Parliament - 22 February 2017 - Ms Kealy - Balmoral police station has now been closed for nine months, and community members are feeling vulnerable and concerned about police response times in the event of an emergency. While I recognise the difficulties in recruiting suitable officers to a one‑man station, given the lower number of sworn police officers in Victoria under Labor, it is essential that this station be reopened as soon as possible. Local police are doing an amazing job across the region. The problem is there are simply not enough police being trained by the Andrews Labor government, which is hitting country regions the hardest. The Minister for Police must urgently recruit more police to rural Victoria.
The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Crisp) — Order! The member’s time has expired.