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NSW police shortage inspires Minister to lure in Kiwi officers

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Publish Date
Wed, 15 May 2024, 6:18pm
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NSW police shortage inspires Minister to lure in Kiwi officers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 15 May 2024, 6:18pm

The New South Wales government feels no guilt for attempting to poach Kiwi police.

The state is 1500 officers short, and it today announced it'll fast-track New Zealand officers as recruits.

Training requirements will be shortened and Kiwis can keep their current rank - up to senior constable.

Police Minister Yasmin Catley says it's just another measure to bolster numbers.

"Queensland's been doing it, Victoria's been doing it - this has been going on for quite some time."

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