Minister claims Kalangadoo service decision not his to make

STILL EMPTY: South Australian Police Minister Corey Wingard says he does not have the authority to direct the Police Commissioner to keep the Kalangadoo Police Station open.

POLICE Minister Corey Wingard says he does not have the authority to direct the Police Commissioner to keep the Kalangadoo Police Station open, contradicting a pre-election pledge by the Liberal Party to retain the single-officer station.

During a visit to the South East, Mr Wingard said he was unable to advise the commissioner to reinstate a police officer at the station, saying his portfolio responsibility will fund South Australian Police (SAPOL) operations.

“The Police Commissioner makes all decisions on

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