Campaspe Police Inspector Paul Margetts is confident Echuca will be assigned three new police officers.IVY WISE June 2, 2014 3:57am
Campaspe’s new police inspector is confident of obtaining another three police officers for Echuca.
Inspector Paul Margetts said the positions were new, not vacancies, and included a sergeant and two others.
‘‘This is in addition to what we already have,’’ he said.
‘‘We have put forward a business case
Victorian Police Minister Kim Wells has promised a further 200 frontline police officers will be recruited by November, but it is unknown where they will be stationed.
Insp. Margetts, who started in the role on Monday, said he had a strong focus on the safety of his members and a new police station would help to achieve that.
‘‘When I read the state Budget and saw that Echuca was getting a new police station, I was really excited,’’ he said.
‘‘There are a number of risks with the current facility that need to be managed daily and there have been occasions in the past that have impacted on our efficiency and capacity to deliver a service.’’
About 53 police work from the 45-year-old station, which houses general duties officers, a criminal investigation unit and highway patrol.
The new station will be built on the corner of Sturt and Anstruther streets on land bought in February last year.
‘‘At the moment, I am putting together an internal user group to get some input into what (different departments) would like to see in the new facility,’’ Insp. Margetts said.
‘‘By finding out what works for the different departments, we will be able to operate as efficiently as possible.’’
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