More police needed

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch is hoping for an increased police presence on the Peninsula

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch is agitating for more police to be rostered on duty at Woy Woy Police Station following the recent arrival of six new Probationary Constables at Brisbane Water Police District.

The six officers completed eight months of foundational training and are set to apply their new skills on the Central Coast.

Tesch said the community is thankful for the extra police officers and is hopeful the boost in police numbers might see an increased presence on the Peninsula.

“Our community really appreciates everything the police do all year round and we always welcome new officers with open arms,” she said.

“Especially during the COVID period I know many locals feel a lot safer with the police doing regular patrols in public spaces and enforcing public health orders.

“There is most definitely a need for an increased police presence on the Peninsula, especially given we are positioned far away from other police stations and we cover a wide area.

“It is also well-known the Peninsula is home to pensioners and older Australians who are vulnerable to crime and who are also our most vulnerable population when it comes to COVID-19.

“Locals have really appreciated the increased visual police presence on the ground, around our local beach areas and throughout the main streets of Woy Woy and I know that (any additional officers would) be warmly welcomed here on the Peninsula.”

Media release, Oct 28
Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch