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Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says the workforce for a new police unit targeting gangs will "likely" come from groups whose existing jobs are "aligned with this area of work".

The National Gang Unit and District Disruption Units will target crime, harm and intimidation caused by gangs.

Coster said the unit would likely be made up of between 25 and 30 people, as well as district teams of around seven people per unit.

No specific targets have been set for the unit and no figure has yet been put on its cost.


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