A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to ensuring Tasmania Police officers have the support they require to keep Tasmanians Safe.
That is why we will invest $17 million to build two new, state-of-the art police stations at both Longford and Sorell.
At Longford we will spend $5 million on a purpose built police station that has the capacity, space and security requirements to respond to the community’s needs.
As a result of our commitment to increase police numbers by a further 125, we can resource a newly built $12 million Emergency Services Hub at Sorell.
In addition, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government understands that policing is a high-risk occupation and we know that we need to improve the safety of Tasmania Police officers and the wider community.
Under our plan, we will complete the implementation project for body worn videos and commence the role out of equipment this year.
All Tasmanians deserve to live in safety and free from the impact of crime, and we make no apology for being tough on crime.
A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will crackdown on anti-social driving by amending the new “Evade Police” laws to capture vehicles used in late night hooning, drag nights and the use of mini-bikes in urban areas.
We will provide $100,000 each year, so military-grade UAV video capable drones with latest technology can be made available to Tasmania Police, along with training for police officers state-wide.
Only a Hodgman majority Liberal Government is taking the important steps to stamp out serious crime, which is why we are also investing in our police vessels.
We will continue with plans to replace the PV Dauntless at a cost of $4.7 million to ensure that Police vessels are replaced at regular intervals and are fit for purpose. By 2021, we will also plan and allocate funding of around $6 million for the replacement of the PV Van Diemen.
These wide range of measures will ensure that we not only reach our ambitious target of having the lowest serious crime rate in the nation across all victimisation measures by 2022. But will also go a long way in helping to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads to zero by 2050.
The full policy can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/KeepingTasmaniansSafe