7 Dec 2023

Mark Mitchell outlines expectations for direction of police

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 7 December 2023

The new Police Minister, Mark Mitchell, says he's confident Commissioner Andrew Coster will implement the new Government's policing expectations.

The pair met on Thursday, for the first time since the Government was elected.

The two men haven't seen eye to eye in the past, with Mitchell open in his criticism of the direction of the police over the past six years.

A letter of expectation released yesterday, agreed upon by Mitchell and the Police Commissioner, outlines the Minister's plan to crack down on gangs, and that he wants a and create more visible presence from officers.

Mark Mitchell says releasing that letter to the public was key.

Mitchell spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.