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Police Looking To Re-focus On Core Business, Pulling Back From Family Harm and Mental Health Callouts

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Mon, 12 Feb 2024, 10:39AM

Police Looking To Re-focus On Core Business, Pulling Back From Family Harm and Mental Health Callouts

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 12 Feb 2024, 10:39AM

Police are looking to re-focus on what it calls core business, by pulling back from family harm and mental health call-outs.

A briefing to new Police Minister Mark Mitchell, the organisation says it's planning a "managed withdrawal" from certain Policing operations whilst also calling mental health a crisis.

Police said it had been forced to step in when it came to family harm, mental health, and child protection calls due to a lack of other social services.

It's a proposal that has caused concern amongst victim advocates such as Women's Refuge.

Chris Cahill Joined Kerry Woodham to discuss the new strategy 

 

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