Cairns office to go in Queensland Police restructure
BREAKING NEWS: The Cairns-based regional police office is set to be scrapped under an overhaul of police operations throughout the state announced today.
Commissioner Ian Stewart will hold a press conference at midday to outline the changes which will see 110 commissioned officers and 212 staff members across the state offered redundancies.
The Far North Assistant Commissioner role, which Chief Supt Paul Taylor is currently acting in, will no longer exist in Cairns, but likely headed in Townsville.
The new Far North District will be overseen by either a Chief Superintendent or a Superintendent.
The Far North is one of three regions affected with Maroochydore and Mt Gravatt regional officers also likely to go.
Commissioner Stewart has said there will be no overall reduction of staff though, with greater number of officers added to the front line.
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