AAP, via Yahoo, have a story in which Liberal Police spokesperson Steve “more cops” Pratt asks:
Why not ask the AFP and the NSW and Victorian police forces to tender to provide a service of 725 uniformed, sworn police officers for community policing frontline duties, and see who can bloody well provide?
The police association has an answer, but not to the question asked.
ACT community policing provided AFP officers with essential experience.
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Without it they could not perform international policing duties such as those under way in the Solomon Islands.
Hmm, that’s a reason why the AFP should be giving the ACT a discount on providing the service, not the other way around.
UPDATED: The Canberra Times also has the story.