I have the following questions for Steve Brown: 1. Have you …

Comment on Are cops at bottle shops just bluffing? by K George.

I have the following questions for Steve Brown:
1. Have you considered it may not be taxpayers’ dollars but money from the Aboriginal Benefits Accounts in Canberra that funds NT Police to place officers at POSI spots? Just ask your Federal rep, you will be surprised.
2. Have you considered young recruits are not the only staff being deployed to this duty but long term members who have no choice due limited numbers of new recruits available?
3. It is difficult enough to attract new police without discouraging this career choice by forcing members to act as pseudo liquor licencing officers.
4. The rite of passage is graduating at police college like their Darwin colleagues who don’t stand outside bottle shops.
5. What are we saying to future generations and NT visitors when alcohol is such a disease in our local society that police presence is required to attend a local business. Hey, lets have a cop every time I buy my bread and milk ask me for ID.

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