Police Association welcomes Collins appointment
Police Association welcomes Collins
Police officers will be welcoming
the news that Judith Collins will return as Police Minister,
Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.
Mr O’Connor was commenting on the appointment of Ms
Collins as Police and Corrections Minister.
showed good empathy and understanding of the challenges of
police work during her last tenure as Minister, and we
expect that will continue,” Mr O’Connor said.
“Police officers understand the need to have a strong
voice around the Cabinet table, to ensure that the needs not
only of police officers, but the public we protect are
prioritised,” he said. “Victims of crime often come from
the most marginalised part of society, and their safety
needs can be overlooked without strong advocacy.”
O’Connor said the Association would continue to ensure it
was well informed on law and order issues so it could
continue to offer timely and well considered advice to
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