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Poto Williams: $562 million package will tackle guns and gangs

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 May 2022, 8:13am
Police Minister Poto Williams. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)
Police Minister Poto Williams. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)

Poto Williams: $562 million package will tackle guns and gangs

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 9 May 2022, 8:13am

The Police Minister says having small business engagement is key for Government's next steps in addressing the ram-raid surge.

It's injecting over $562 million for more frontline officers, a new firearms unit and a package for businesses to protect themselves spread over the next four years.

Poto Williams told Mike Hosking the package will tackle two of the biggest current concerns: guns and gangs.

“What we also need to do is support business owners who are feeling this right now. The Police are part of the solution. We need to talk about what other things we can do to support our business owners to be able to operate safely.”

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