House of Assembly: Wednesday, April 10, 2024


CBD Police Resources

Mr TELFER (Flinders) (14:39): My question is to the Minister for Police. What additional police resources, if any, have been allocated to the CBD, specifically Rundle Mall, in response to concerns about escalating shop thefts?

The Hon. J.K. SZAKACS (Cheltenham—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (14:39): I am not sure if there has been a previous question to me on this matter. If I repeat information that I provided at the time, I do apologise. Dedicated additional resources have been applied to the CBD, particularly in the Rundle Mall precinct. The allocation of resources is ongoing.

The latest advice I have from SAPOL is that that will be dedicated on an as-needs basis, of which there is no conclusion, as I have been advised by the police commissioner. That includes resources from multiple operational support units within South Australia Police, the most visible being our police horses and other operational units within not only the eastern district but other specialist operational units within the state.