Budget 2014: Police to find $42m savings

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The state government will increase funding for police and emergency  services by 10 per cent over the next four years but has asked the department to find $42.2 million in savings.  

As previously announced $33 million will spent over the forward estimates to hire an extra 108 police to meet the government’s pre-election promises.

Over the next two years $5 million will be used to purchase a large police boat to replace the PV Fortescue.

Total spending for the Department of Police and Emergency Services will $203 million this financial year up from $197 million in 2013/14. 

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