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Police boost to tackle NT alcohol violence

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March 12, 2018

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner says extra police officers will be trained as liquor inspectors.

An extra 75 auxiliary police officers will be trained as liquor inspectors and posted in front of bottle shops to help combat alcohol-fuelled violence in the Northern Territory.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the extra inspectors will be backed by more operational staff and prosecutors in a special unit within NT police.

He says the government will provide almost $12 million in annual funding for the unit that will also allow frontline police to return to core policing roles.

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