The training of Katherine's 19 new police has been fast tracked.
A decision has been made to fast-track the current police recruit squad at the NT's police academy.
This will see the squad of 59 constables graduate six weeks early (April 17).
As Katherine Times has previously reported, it is not known how many of these new recruits will be additional or will go replace vacancies.
The squad will be deployed to Alice Springs (30), Katherine (19) and Tennant Creek (10) - providing the much needed boost to policing in our regional areas, as well as being ready in case they are required for other frontline duties.
The Territory Government is also announcing that an additional Accelerated Recruitment Program (ARP) of 30 police will commence mid-year.
The program will see the recruitment of experienced police officers from interstate into the Northern Territory Police Force.
They will undertake eight weeks of intensive training before being deployed into the community.
These officers will be a welcomed addition to our community helping police detect and deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner said: "We are facing unprecedented times - and it is vital that our hardworking police have all the support and resources they need to help protect our community.
"The fast tracking of this squad will see an additional 59 constables deployed across the Territory, bolstering the support in our regional areas.
"The constables form part of the Government's promise to deliver an additional 120 police in the Territory."
Police Minister Nicole Manison said: "Our police do an incredible job keeping our community safe.
"By fast tracking this squad, we are ensuring they have the addition resources to undertake whatever task when needed.
"Our recruits have had the best training by our team at the Police College and they are ready to serve the Territory."
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