CHAT live online today at 1pm with police union leader Pat Allen on The Grill.
Constable Allen, elected Police Association of Tasmania President in October last year, has been a policeman for more than three decades.
Known for his outspoken support of union members, last month he launched a bus advertising campaign slamming the state government's budget cuts to the police force.
The union wants police numbers back to 2011 levels when there were 1228 officers.
Constable Allen says that serious crime, assaults, burglaries, motor vehicle theft and property damage have all increased in the South because of the government cuts.
He also supports mandatory sentencing for offenders who seriously assault police officers and other emergency service workers, a policy that the government has rejected.
In July, Constable Allen accused the government of trying to run Tasmania Police like a commercial enterprise, after the force released its first ever set of operational performance targets.
Log onto The Grill at www.examiner.com.au at 1pm today to ask Constable Allen your questions.