"Since February I have been calling on Police Minister Mark Ryan to put boots on the ground and bring the crime wave in the South Burnett under control.
"Minister Ryan’s response today to allocate a temporary senior copper is a Band-Aid solution for our community.
"We have been calling for a stronger police presence for six months to respond to the increase in break-ins, vandalism and car thefts.
"The Murgon and Cherbourg communities deserve a long-term strategy to boost police resources and restore community safety.
"The resources allocated by Minister Ryan fall well short of what is required and I will continue to fight on behalf of the community."