My adjournment matter this evening is for the Acting Minister for Police in the other place, and it deals with police custody officers. Under the previous government there were significant issues that arose as a result of the overcrowded prison system.
That being the case, this government has made it a priority to put significant resources into the area. In fact it has committed over $148 million to recruit 400 police custody officers in 22 police stations over the next three years.
The action I seek from the acting minister is that he provide me with details on the number of police custody officers who will be allocated to the Geelong region and the timing of this allocation, what their duties will be and indeed how their work will release police officers to be able to do frontline police work in the Geelong region.