The Senate has been told that there is a shortage of manpower in the Police Service with some 1,432 personnel needed.
National Security Minister, Gary Griffith, gave the assessment during his response to a question posed to him on the Order Paper in the parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
He said steps are being taken to fill vacancies in the Police Service.
Minister Griffith explained that by early next year significant progress will be made to correct weaknesses identified.
National Security Minister, Gary Griffith