NSW election 2019: Labor candidate Stephen Mears signals policing a election issue

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated September 17 2018 - 9:27am, first published 3:00am
POLICE PLEDGE: Labor candidate Stephen Mears said the party would commit to expanding police infrastructure in Tamworth if elected. Photo: Peter Hardin 170918PHA041

TAMWORTH’S Labor candidate says a second police station for the city was on the cards if the party succeeds at the March election.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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