Police Officers Dive Into Specialised Training

NT Government

The Lawler Labor Government is bolstering a highly specialised policing unit with extra officers, resources and training.

The Northern Territory’s elite Search and Rescue Squad has expanded, recruiting four new members after successfully completing a training and assessment barrier.

Today, their Search and Rescue colleagues are undergoing training designed to test their diving capabilities, reflecting real life scenarios faced here in the Northern Territory.

Throughout this training exercise divers will be using new diving equipment which has been recently added to the divisions growing set of resources, including a new flood boat joining the fleet of emergency response vehicles and vessels, star link capability and advanced search and rescue technology.

Under the Lawler Government common sense plan, Police are getting the resources they need, including more police officers, new equipment, greater training and more vehicles, with a record investment of $561 million into the force through Budget 2024, and an additional $570 million over five years to implement the Police Review.

Quotes attributed to Minister for Police, Brent Potter:

“The Lawler Labor Government is making sure every officer, in every division, right across the Territory has what they need to do their job.

“The Northern Territory Search and Rescue squad encounters challenges seen nowhere else in the country, they need to stay calm in highly stressful situations and to help them do so we are providing them with the latest recourses and equipment.

“Our Governments top priority is to keep Territorians safe, which is why you will see more officers in your neighbourhood, more vans on the roads, stronger laws and greater tools at police’s disposal.”

Northern Territory Government

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