Australian Police contingent to assist local police
February 23, 2011, 1:23 pm
A large number of Australian police staff are being mobilised to assist in the Christchurch earthquake rescue operation.
Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls, Specialist Operations, Police National Headquarters says 290 sworn and unarmed officers will be deployed over the coming days.
In addition, 10 Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) officers will be sent. All these officers are expected to arrive in Christchurch no later than Friday.
The officers will be in Christchurch for an initial perio