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NSW Police rural crime: Police are taking stock of rural crime incidents and investigations

Danielle Cetinski
Updated August 30 2019 - 12:02pm, first published 12:00pm
PREVENTION: NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside addressing the media about the state's rural crime prevention team. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS
PREVENTION: NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside addressing the media about the state's rural crime prevention team. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

ALMOST 18 months after NSW Police injected extra resources into rural crime, officers say they're making headway, but stock and firearms theft, as well as trespass and illegal hunting, continue to give farmers and investigators the most trouble.

The Rural Crime Prevention Team has been in place since March 2018, with 42 officers and four civilian staff now dedicated to limiting crime within the agricultural sector, with an additional 18 rural crime investigators to be added during the next three years.

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Danielle Cetinski

Danielle Cetinski

Central Western Daily senior journalist

Danielle started at the Kiama Independent in 2010 before moving to the Central Western Daily in 2014. She covers council, court, politics, general news and business, and elections are her favourite time of the year. Got a tip? Email danielle.cetinski@centralwesterndaily.com.au