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Community wins on Mirboo North police

The community has had a great success with confirmation that Mirboo North police station will soon return to normal levels of staffing and service.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has previously raised concerns about the lack of police in Mirboo North and raised the matter with the Minister for Police, the Hon Lisa Neville.

“I’ve now received a response that indicates that a sergeant and an additional ranking officer will be permanently based at the station from this month.

“I understand there will in fact also be a third officer generally on the Mirboo North roster which returns us to the level of service the Mirboo North has previously had.

“I was contacted by a number of community members concerned about lack of police presence in Mirboo North after leave and other secondments left the station effectively unmanned.

“I’m pleased now that the pressure we put on the Andrews Labor Government has resulted in those positions being filled again and I thank the community for its support.

“It’s just not good enough that our small country towns are left without police service and I hope we don’t see this reduction in staffing levels again.

Mr O’Brien said South Gippsland was a relatively low crime area but police numbers were hampered by the fact that officers are rarely replaced when on leave, secondment or other duties.

“This is a great win for Mirboo North and our hard working local officers who do a great job and I thank the community for backing me in this campaign to deliver a safer local town.”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien outside Mirboo North Police Station which is expected to return to normal staffing levels this month.

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