Glen Innes receives an extra police constable

Adam Marshall.

Adam Marshall.

Glen Innes will receive another police officer as the New England receives an additional half a dozen cops.

The NSW government will hire the new police constable as part of its commitment to hire 1500 new officers over the next four years, at a cost of $583 million.

Moree will add a supervisory sergeant, Inverell two new constables and Armidale a detective sergeant a constable.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said with the additional half-dozen police New England will have some 240 police officers, including 20 in the highway patrol.

"Day in day out our police officers do an amazing job protecting the community and news of this latest allocation will mean residents will be seeing a lot more of our men and women in blue out and about in the community," he said.

"Any additional police is always welcomed by the community and I am looking forward to personally welcoming the new officers later this year."

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, centre, with the last round of new police recruits for the region.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, centre, with the last round of new police recruits for the region.

Mr Marshall said the Commissioner decides where to station police, but that he had been working with local police management and lobbying the Police Minister to make sure to allocate them where they are needed.

A community group led by Kerrie Sturtridge is petitioning Glen Innes to call on the state government to keep the station open 24 hours a day, and to hire additional police to make that possible.

Future allocations of positions will be determined based on resource requirements and how best to prevent, disrupt and respond to emerging crime issues, according to a media release issued by Adam Marshall.

New England police District Inspector Roger Best said the extra frontline police positions would allow stations to focus on more proactive forms of policing.

"This announcement of six new officers across the New England Police District will make a big difference in keeping the community safe," he said.

"I look forward to those numbers moving in and undertaking some very proactive policing, engaging with the public and hearing exactly what concerns residents have in relation to crime in the community.

"Our officers enjoy this kind of work I think by simply having a heightened police presence out and about we will see a reduction in anti-social behaviour and more importantly greater community involvement in tackling local crime."