The NT Government today said it was nearing its election promise of recruiting 120 additional frontline police officers.
The government says 116 more have already been employed.
Separate to this, 39 of 75 Police Auxiliary liquor inspectors have been recruited.
Katherine is set to receive 22 of the new police auxiliaries early next year.
Obviously the full contingent of the bottle shop squad will not arrive until some time later.
Complete recruitment of the 120 frontline officers and the additional 75 PALIs will be fulfilled next year, the government said.
Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Nicole Manison said: “The Government promised to build a new police station in Palmerston and we promised to recruit 120 additional frontline officers – we are well on track to deliver both.
“We have also given our police more powers to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour, and are investing $5 million into our Back on Track youth diversion program to help break the cycle of crime.”
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