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Camouflaged police with assault weapons to patrol NT streets at night to reduce youth crime

Posted on November 25th, 2017 at 20:05 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


The Northern Territory’s Police Commissioner has revealed plans to send a unit of camouflaged, specialised police with military-grade assault weapons to patrol Darwin and Alice Springs at night.

The Territory Response Group (TRG) is part of the Australian Government’s national counter-terrorism taskforce.

Commissioner Reece Kershaw said deploying the TRG was necessary to allay community concerns during the Christmas period, when crime was known to spike.

He said youth offenders were responsible for around 50 per cent of property break-ins, and the TRG would have equipment, such as night vision goggles, to monitor people “acting suspiciously”.


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