POLICE officers will get a $19,250 incentive to move to Collie, according to Collie-Preston Liberal candidate Jaimee Motion.
Her comment was in response to a claim by Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray that a Liberal government would offer payments of only $2000 to attract officers to Collie.
"This is completely inaccurate," Ms Motion said.
"The reality is that, under a Liberal-led government, police officers in Collie would get a $7000 incentive payment and a $12,250 retention bonus if they stayed here for 3 and a half years.
"That's a total of $19,250 for an officer to work in Collie."
Ms Motion called on Mr Murray to acknowledge that his recent statements about the Liberals' plans to attract and retain police officers in Collie were incorrect.
Mr Murray has blamed the Liberal Party's press releases for the bungle.
"Due to the confusing nature of Liberal Party press releases, I misinterpreted the figures provided," he said.
"I hereby withdraw my statements on the dollar terms but certainly do not back away from the fact that due to housing quality and staffing issues, there will be no rush to fill vacancies at the Collie police station."