Every Tasmanian has the right to live free of violence and crime and the Tasmanian Liberals make no apology for cracking down hard on criminals.
A re-elected majority Liberal Government will re-establish a full time “core” Special Operations Group (SOG) to strengthen Tasmania Police’s capacity for rapid response.
The SOG has capability for enhanced rapid response to terrorism incidents and other emergencies and is able to support ‘high risk’ police operations.
Under Labor and the Greens 108 police positions were axed and as a result the full-time Special Operations Group was disbanded, leaving Tasmania as the only jurisdiction without a full-time SOG.
Having an enhanced specialist ability will ensure a timely and appropriate response to high risk incidents and is an important part of our plan to keep Tasmanians safe.