[First filed: Jul 29, 2010 @ 9:30]
ACT Policing have arrested two males over the theft of 12 Dragon trees from the National Canberra Arboretum.
The trees were stolen between 6pm (Monday July 26) and 6.30am (Tuesday July 27). Five of the trees have been recovered and returned to the National Canberra Arboretum.
A 19-year-old male from Chifley will face the Magistrates Court this morning charged with receiving stolen property.
A 23-year-old male from Kambah has been bailed and will appear at a later date in the Magistrate’s Court charged with receiving stolen property.
2. Fresh Meat:
Nineteen (19) new ACT Policing officers were officially sworn in as Constables of Police in The Great Hall at University House, Australian National University today (July 29). Another twenty-eight (28) were sworn in as Federal Agents to be deployed to National Operations in Sydney and Melbourne.
Acting Chief Police Officer for ACT Commander Bruce Hill joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus in welcoming the new officers into ACT Policing.
Constable Madeline Kennedy was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Recruit Training for her demonstrated excellence in all elements of the program, including teamwork, leadership, communication, academic achievement, health and safety and commitment to the values of the AFP.
Today’s attestation ceremony is the second and third of six for 2010.
The ACT’s newest officers comprise of 13 men and 6 women who bring with them skills from previous employment including recruitment consultant, soil technician, transport logistics officer and a correctional officer. Four of the new recruits have strong family connections, with family members also working within ACT Policing and the AFP.
The new officers will be deployed to stations within ACT Policing after completing a two week rotation with Traffic Operations.