Australia: Hundreds to go in Queensland police shake-up

7 Jan

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The biggest overhaul of Queensland police since the infamous Fitzgerald inquiry will remove more than 100 senior officers and scrap regional offices in some areas of the state.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, who was installed in the job last November, today announced the restructure of the service in a bid to cut bureaucracy and boost front line staff.

“This new structure will put more police officers on the front line and allow decisions to be made more quickly at the coal face,” Commissioner Stewart said in a statement.

“The QPS has had the same basic structure for 20 years while the business of policing has become increasingly complex.

“To meet these demands we require better use of technology, officers’ time and resources across all facets of policing, from general duties to the most complex cyber-crime.”

About 110 commissioned officers will go under the plan, as well as the number of…

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