NT Police with military-grade weapons to patrol Darwin and Alice Springs at night

Nov 24, 2017, 12:16 PM

The Northern Territory's Police Commissioner has revealed plans to send a unit of camouflaged, specialised police with military-grade weapons to patrol Darwin and Alice Springs at night.

The Territory Response Group is known as the TRG, and is part of the Australian Government's National Counter Terrorism Task Force.

The announcement comes a week to the day since a Royal Commission delivered its report on youth detention and child protection systems in the Northern Territory.