Protecting communities from high-risk offenders

Published: 21 Jun 2018

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

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

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