Mudgee Police will remain 24/7

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys.

Mudgee Police Station will remain a 24 hour service, according to Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys.

There was speculation that the Local Area Command (LAC) would be reduced to a 12 hour service due to the re-engineering of NSW regional police.

The full details of the shake-up have not been revealed, but Mr Worboys has clarified the hours of operation after visiting Mudgee for the Police Awards on Tuesday.

"I was pleased to be in Mudgee to be part of the local awards day recognising serving police, administrative staff, retired officers and members of the community,” he said.

"It was important for me to also outline that despite many rumours, there are no plans to close Mudgee or any other police station in the district. Similarly, 24 hour policing at Mudgee will remain.”

It’s believed the Mudgee LAC will merge with the Orana LAC, based in Dubbo, as part of the restructure.

"The re-engineering framework is designing a command that will have better outcomes for both police and the community, ensuring we have the capabilities and the flexibility needed to prevent, disrupt and respond to crime now and in the future,” Mr Worboys said.

"I will continue working with stakeholders and the Re-engineering Taskforce to ensure the district remains one of the safest policing areas in NSW.”

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