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Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2011

Coomera Gets Boost in Police Numbers

New crime unit boosts Gold Coast police

Police numbers on Queensland’s Gold Coast will be permanently boosted with a new tactical crime unit and a second dog squad.

Thirty-five extra officers will be appointed after criticism of the Queensland Government over a temporary police blitz aimed at stemming a spate of serious crime.

Police Minister Neil Roberts say a quarter of the new positions funded in this year’s state budget will be allocated to the Gold Coast.

“The serious and violent crime squad will be a permanent feature on the Gold Coast with 20 people,” he said.

“In addition to that, there’s been 15 officers allocated to Coomera – the start of a tactical crime squad will be allocated this year.

“There’ll be seven officers and there’ll be seven next year.

“A three-person dog squad based out of Coomera plus some additional extra duties officers in the region as well.”

Read the original article on the ABC

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- Glenn Batten is the Principal Licensee of First National Real Estate Upper Coomera which provides residential property sales and property management services throughout the Northern Growth Corridor suburbs of Upper Coomera, Coomera, Pimpama, Willow Vale, Ormeau and Oxenford.

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