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Protecting communities from high-risk offenders

Published 21st June, 2018 in Police & Justice

Funding from the NSW Budget 2018-19 will better protect communities from high-risk offenders.

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An $89 million investment will fund frontline officers, surveillance, compliance checking, and intelligence gathering for the Terrorism High Risk Offenders Unit (THROU).

THROU is a joint operation between Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police to manage offenders. 

Corrective Services and NSW Police have so far identified about 90 offenders on a watch list who could come within consideration of the scheme – some are due for release in the next five years.

Minister for Counter Terrorism and Minister for Corrections David Elliott said this investment will ensure inmates on state-based sentences, who pose an unacceptable risk of terrorism to the community, can be kept in prison or under supervision in the community after their sentences expire.

More than $52 million will fund a National Facial Biometric Matching Capability, enabling law enforcement to identify suspects, victims and protect the public.

Visit the secureNSW website to find information and resources on terrorism in NSW

Published 21st June, 2018 in Police & Justice
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