Cooke reiterates promise of more police

Nationals candidate for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has reiterated her promise that the number of front line police in the electorate will increase if she is elected this Saturday.

“My promise is unchanged. There will be more frontline police in our communities if I am elected as part of this Nationals & Liberal Government,” Ms Cooke said.

“No ifs, no buts – just a rock solid commitment to delivery.”

Ms Cooke said she and the government understand that policing in the country is different to that in Sydney and that understanding will drive changes.

According to Ms Cooke those changes will include more front line police and a new regional Enforcement Squad that will proactively cover known criminals and maintenance in local police stations.

“The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party will say and do anything to get elected, including deliberately misleading the public about police numbers in the Cootamundra electorate,” she said.

“The Shooters are very good at trying to generate smoke without fire, and this is another example of them trying to cast cloud over important issues and shift attention away from their dogged pursuit of legalising military-style semi-automatic weapons.”