Shadow Police Minister to meet Kalangadoo residents

SHADOW Police Minister Lee Odenwalder and Labor MLC Clare Scriven will host a community meeting in Kalangadoo tomorrow night to hear the community’s views on the staffing crisis at the single-officer station.

Mr Odenwalder said he wanted to hear local residents’ and business owners’ questions and concerns around law and order issues during the South East tour, which will also include visits to Millicent and Mount Gambier.

Although the State Liberals pledged to reinstate the police officer at the purpose-built station, Police Minister Corey Wingard has refused to commit the promise until a statewide review into country policing is complete.

Patrols from Penola and Millicent are currently servicing the Kalangadoo police area in addition to the neighbouring Nangwarry and Tarpeena township following months without a permanent police presence.

A number of residents have raised concerns with the situation, prompting Wattle Range Mayoral candidate Des Noll to

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