Labor's Traeger candidate James Bambrick has welcomed the Premier's announcement on Police numbers as the most positive and significant action in 30 years.
On Sunday Annastacia Palaszczuk Government announced an extra 2025 police personnel over the next five years.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this was the biggest increase in police resourcing in almost 30 years.
"This is a $624 million investment over five years for 2025 new police personnel. Of those 1450 will be deployed to the frontline which means at least 150 positions will be located per key region across the state," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"We're also investing in the future of policing with 25 mobile police vans that will take police into the heart of the community so that people see more police, more often. From these mobile police vans officers will be able to take crime reports, victims' statements, conduct field interviews and above all boost safety with a more visible police presence."
Mr Bambrick said he had spoken with senior officers who were delighted with this positive news
"The LNP has a terrible track record on policing. In government, the LNP sacked 110 senior police officers - all up, the LNP sacked more than 300 police personnel," Mr Bambrick said.
"The LNP cut training, resources and equipment, such as police vehicles. They made police buy their own body worn video cameras."
Mr Bambrick said the LNP also planned to sell off the two police academies in Brisbane and Townsville.
"How many police will they sack this time around to meet their $23 billion in unfunded promises?" he said.
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers said 1,50 new additional police and another 600 civilians to work in roles such as watch houses, communications centres and prosecutions would speed up the delivery of frontline services.
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