NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller will consider a call to provide extra police and a drug detection dog and handler for Orange.
Member for Orange Phil Donato said he expected a response in the next few days from the commissioner after they met in Sydney on Wednesday.
Mr Donato said Commissioner Fuller decided the allocation of police resources after the state government allocated funds.
The Police Association is seeking 12 extra police for Orange plus a specialist in elder abuse and one with the child protection registrar to get Orange's police officer allocation up to the state average based on population.
"[The commissioner] has given a commitment to increase the strength, he's going to get back to me. It won't be 12 or 14 off the bat but it is going to be a significant amount," he said.
He's going to get back to me. It won't be 12 or 14 off the bat but it is going to be a significant amount.Phil Donato, Member for Orange
Mr Donato said the commissioner was aware of the crime situation in Orange.
"He was aware of the [car] fires and stolen vehicles and that drugs is a problem, unfortunately, and domestic violence," he said.
"All we can do is put our case forward to him and hopefully he's receptive of that, he seemed to be. He was supportive of that, he was going to look into that," he said.
Mr Donato said he also asked Commissioner Fuller for a drug detection dog and handler to be based in Orange.
"We could use [a dog] for search warrants, searching vehicles, you can use it other operations where there's public gatherings," he said.
"Police pull over a vehicle for example, they might have intelligence there could be drugs concealed in the vehicle and police can search the vehicle but often drugs can be concealed where they can't get access to.
"He said it was quite taken by it, he thought it was a good idea, he was quite favourable to the suggestions. He was going to get back to me on that."
And he said he asked the commissioner to put a Regional Enforcement Squad in Orange after it missed out on a first round allocation.
"He said 'I can't commit to it this year' being the first of June, but he will certainly look at it for maybe the first of June next year. He knows there is a demand for it and I think the statistics show there is a need for it."
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