Back in the 90s, Canberra flirted with decriminalising pot. The only noticeable effect at the time was that the police gave up policing it. The ACT has since pulled back from such a position.2013 was a breakthrough year for planet Earth’s pot-lovers. With states and nations across the globe considering, debating or outright legalising the [...]
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Long time reader first time poster
First I would like to say have been reading this site for a good 5+ years now, very much entertaining, especially on your Cyclists vs Cars topics haha, you guys crack me up
The Reason I am writing this in for today is that I have a [...]
ACT Policing has uploaded their take on Summernats 2014 for our edification.
NineMSN have an odd piece of whinging from Summernats that the police have dared to issue a warning on burnouts:
“I would ask the police that if someone gets a speeding fine on the way to a V8 Supercar race, do we do a press release about that?” Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said.
“I wanted to make [...]
CPO Lammers and the team are on video getting out and about in the party crowd over the weekend.
Quite a lot of breathalysing going on too.
On Tuesday evening Officer Rudi Lammers and Deputy Chief Police Officer David Pryce engaged the community over twitter for the first time, answering questions and addressing concerns by the public.
Apparently it was a huge success.
Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers said that the forum achieved everything that ACT Policing expected in relation to interacting with the [...]
An intriguing tweet just in from ACT Policing indicating Canberra’s top police will be boosting their klout scores as the great unwashed get a chance to be directed to a series of tangentially relevant fact sheets (if previous such exercises are any guide):
Tweet to the top: @CPOACT will be joined by DCPO Quade & myself [...]
Simon Corbell has made known his happiness with ACT Policing:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is pleased to report on the strong performance by ACT Policing in their delivery of policing services to the ACT Community.
“ACT Policing’s 2012-13 Annual Purchase Agreement report shows an increase in operational policing numbers, rising from 948.7 in [...]
The ABC has the less than reassuring news that the alarming spike in misconduct cases is not more misconduct, it’s just that the AFP is finally doing something with complaints.
Established complaints in the second highest level jumped from six in 2010, to 33 in 2011, to 55 in 2012.
The AFP blames the rise on [...]
The ABC has an interesting story on the rise of complaints against ACT Policing officers:
In category three, 33 of the complaints related to a serious breach of the AFP Code of Conduct, three involved criminal conduct and two were listed as excessive force.
As a result of investigations six officers were dismissed, seven received formal warnings, [...]
Government News has an intriguing report on efforts to bullet proof the Australian Federal Police’s dogs.
Dogs on the frontline of dangerous federal law enforcement operations are to be issued with special four-legged bulletproof vests as part of efforts by the Australian Federal Police to keep their canine best friends out of harm’s way when [...]
There’s little in the world quite as exciting as a new police campaign.
This tweet was particularly exciting:
#LookForTheSigns drawn curtains or shielded windows during the day. Call #CrimeStoppers #IllicitDrugs http://t.co/FEPk4fUvMN
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) September 13, 2013
It lead to something even more exciting, a new video inciting paranoia against shift workers and the growing ranks of people [...]
I just wanted state my absolute disgust with ACT policing. On Monday 9th September, my daughter’s new car that she’d only had a few weeks was broken into out the front of our house in Calwell.
Someone had popped the window which shattered it so as not to make any noise, they removed the shattered window in one piece [...]
It seems ACT Policing’s July campaign paid off.
ACT Policing caught more than 670 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of July as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 502 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 169 cautions.
Two drivers were caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed [...]
News have word of AFP officer Kelly Wingkee Luk causing a stir with a penchant for wearing medals un-earned:
According to the Australian New Zealand Military Imposters (ANZMI) website, Luk has no entitlement to wear any medals but it has posted images of him wearing numerous medals including the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with a [...]
ACT Policing just uploaded a video of them playing with explosives.
Simulating a suicide device, this is the destructive effect of two kilos of home made explosives in a backpack.
ACT Policing is supporting National Missing Persons Week (28 July – 3 August), which will focus on people living with mental illness as a key group at greater risk of going missing.
Deputy Chief Police Officer of Response Charmaine Quade said it was estimated that a person goes missing every 15 minutes in Australia with [...]
ACT Policing’s hardest working marsupial has joined twitter.
@ConstableKenny is up and ready to chat to the public and get involved with the community in all the new fangled high-tech ways that kids do.
“I’m still a bit confused….I thought only birds tweeted,” Constable Kenny Koala said.
“But it’s important for ACT Policing to use the latest forms [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s appointing the AFP’s Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers to the the ACT Chief Police Officer:
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers is an ideal person for the role of the ACT’s top police officer having spent two decades working in a range of community policing roles across the Territory,” Mr Corbell said.
“Assistant Commissioner Lammers worked [...]
Many of the most memorable and dramatic police incidents in the history of the territory, from the tragedy of the 1997 hospital implosion and the 2003 bushfires to the 1993 siege at the Jolimont Centre, have been encapsulated in a new, hard-bound publication which celebrates 100 years of policing in the Territory.
This afternoon (Friday, June [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the signing of the latest policing agreement with the AFP, which he says include raised performance targets:
Mr Corbell, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner, Tony Negus, and the Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT, David Pryce, signed the 2013-14 Purchase Agreement today.
“The Purchase Agreement includes key performance indicators focused on [...]
This in overnight:
Subject: taser in palmerston
i was a witness to the tasering in palmerston on saturday night and i am appalled by your members comments on the story, the full story was not reported in the canberra times and it is discusting that your members feel that they have any right whatsoever to [...]
AFP Commissioner Tony Negus and Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT David Pryce have sworn in 17 men and seven women to the ranks of ACT Policing at an attestation ceremony held at the AFP College in Barton this morning (Friday 31 May).
The new officers have undergone 26 weeks of intensive training to [...]
ACT Policing are again offering to fit your car with special “tamper-proof” screws for free so nobody can steal your number plate.
If you happened to spend $9000 on a number plate recently, this would probably be a good investment.
ACT Policing and the Canberra Centre are joining forces to combat registration plate theft via a free [...]
The Herald Sun reports on the local police just happening to catch the high flying Lass from Wycheproof Peta Credlin for a low range DUI.
Mr Abbott’s office earlier confirmed Peta Credlin was caught outside her home with a ”low-range reading” after returning from a dinner in the capital last week.
ACT Police have since confirmed a [...]
The CT reports that police watched a house being burgled and did not intervene. No doubt they will say there was some bigger picture, but this may be little consolation to the cancer patient and their family, whose circumstances were used to tug at our heart strings.
When you can’t rely on police to protect [...]
The latest road safety campaign from ACT Policing has gained the support of the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT.
Both organisations are encouraging people on the road to be aware of their surroundings and considerate of others, which ideally should go without saying but sadly things don’t always work that way.
Each year an average of 13 people [...]
A recent spate of mail theft in my area energised the good samaritan inside me to make a report to ACT Policing. Normally I wouldn’t be bothered however seeing how personal some of the mail was it angered me.
Whilst out walking the dog a couple of weeks ago I noticed a fair amount of mail torn open and discarded behind [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that the Chief Police Officer Roman Quaedvlieg is leaving us for a gig at Customs:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has today congratulated Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg on his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Customs and Border Protection.
“I would like [...]
Now I’m in no position to make fun of people’s typos, but Melonhead is.
From the top. Fact error, then typo in each tweet.
Hey, typos happen!
A rather disturbing event occurred this evening that I would like to share with you all and get feedback on.
I was at Woden bus interchange at 6:20pm (9/4/13) and witnessed 3 Westfield security personnel chasing a young girl (approx. 15/16yrs old) through the interchange (the girl was walking fast but not running as such). Curious [...]
ACT Policing is looking for people keen to join its Volunteers in Policing program. Sadly you don’t get given a badge and told to go fight crime, I already checked.
Still, you do get to call yourself a VIP so that’s cool.
I actually had no idea that the Police used volunteers to fill certain roles.