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Fast-growing areas need more police resources

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What happens when you hand yourself into police over a potentiallay serious matter - and no one answers the door at the station..? 

It happened last Sunday for a 55-year-old man at Gisborne, who has since been charged with murder.

The man was later arrested without incident, but the issue has highlighted an urgent lack of resources in fast-growing peri-urban and regional centres.

 

Police Association Secretary Wayne Gatt says hot spots for shortages include Moorabool, Ballarat and especially the Macedon Ranges.