Guns could be made more accessible to police amid concerns about the growing number of officers being "ambushed".

Police Commissioner Howard Broad said a policy was being developed to allow officers discretion about whether they should arm themselves in higher-risk situations.

It is believed the new policy will be "well on the way" to implementation by Christmas. The present policy allows for police to be armed, depending on the level of risk, with authorisation from superiors.

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