Police Assoc. Encouraged by High-Ranking Minister
For Immediate Release
POLICE ASSOCIATION ENCOURAGED BY APPOINTMENT
OF HIGH-RANKING CABINET MINISTER
AND PROVEN PERFORMER TO
MINISTER OF POLICE
"The Police Association are
encouraged by the appointment of Hon Annette King, a high
ranking Cabinet Minister and proven performer, to Minister
of Police," NZ Police Association President, Mr O'Connor
"The Minister inherits a much healthier
portfolio than her predecessor, Hon George Hawkins did.
This, combined with the NZ First promoted promise of 1000
extra Police Officers in the next 3 budget years and a sworn
police officer to population ratio comparable with that of
Australia by 2010, sets the environment to deliver a vastly
improved Police service to the public, " said Mr O'Connor.
"The Association will work with the Minister to recruit
and retain Police Officers and we believe that the next
three years will be very good ones for Police and the law
abiding public - not so good for the criminals."
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