ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September.
Police will target driver distraction offences, which include using a hand-held mobile phone and can attract fines of up to $357 and three demerit points.
Traffic Operations Officer in Charge Station [...]
[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.
ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.
Constable Kenny [...]
ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show a decline in crime reports in Canberra’s north and in reports of assault, sexual assault, offences against a person and other offences, which includes weapon and drug offences, across Canberra over the past year.
The release of the April to June 2015 quarterly crime statistics show Gungahlin experienced the [...]
[ 3 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Canberra business MarkWadie.com will present a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In at Dendy Cinemas on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.
This community event is a proactive catalyst for awareness and action tackling issues such as male violence, addictions, depression and suicide.
The film is a documentary examining masculinity in our modern world, questioning how our [...]
As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers between November and January.
In the last three months, Police conducted 45,014 roadside random breath tests which identified 163 drink-drivers and 508 roadside drug tests, identifying 82 drug impaired drivers.
During the same period last year, ACT Policing caught 301 drunk [...]
ACT Policing has established Operation Attest to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions within the ACT.
On 31 October 2013, the Crimes Legislation Bill 2013 was introduced by the ACT Legislative Assembly. This amendment removed the statute of limitations which now allows prosecution of certain historical sexual offences committed between 1951 and 1985.
Operation Attest [...]
ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT.
Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experienced the greatest decline with a drop in crime of 15.8 [...]
ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after they fled police on two occasions on Friday night (Friday, 18 July).
About 10pm, police detected a red Nissan Pulsar travelling along William Hovell Drive, Hawker and attempted to perform a traffic stop. The car failed to stop and fled from police. The car travelled through a [...]
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus APM and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers in welcoming 18 new Probationary Constables to the ranks of ACT Policing at the AFP College in Barton on Friday, June 27.
Over two days last week, four classes graduated, bolstering numbers to [...]
A 70-year-old man has died after a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.
About 4.40pm police were called to a residence on Namatjira Drive in Chapman, where ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance were on scene.
ACT Ambulance assessed the man; however it appears he died of the injuries he sustained prior [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 45-year-old NSW man following an incident of road rage in Mitchell this morning (Monday, June 16).
About 7.20am, the driver of a black station wagon rammed the vehicle into a white sedan a number of times on the Federal Highway near Exhibition Park. Both vehicles then stopped on Flemington Road, Mitchell, [...]
More than 300 Canberra drivers are better protected against number plate theft after ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate was conducted over the weekend (Saturday May 31).
During a four hour fitting operation in the City, police re-secured the number plates of 301 resident’s vehicles, up from 176 vehicles last year, with special one-way screws designed to [...]
A house fire in Oxley has been deemed suspicious and handed to ACT Policing for investigation.
About 4.15am this morning (Monday, May 19) police received a report of a house fire in Newman-Morris Circuit, Oxley.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire.
The fire damage was contained to the four-bedroom house and [...]
ACT Policing executed four search warrants on cells within the Alexander Maconochie Centre last night (Tuesday, May 13) following an extensive police operation into the suspected supply of drugs within the prison and the ACT.
Working closely with ACT Corrections officers, detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team executed the warrants around [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent act which occurred this morning in Tuggeranong (Tuesday, May 13).
About 7.50am, a 17-year-old girl was walking along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong, between Bartlett Place and Cowlishaw Street, when she was grabbed by an unknown man. The girl was thrown to the ground however, was able to [...]
ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team has seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs during a search warrant at a residence in Isabella Plains this morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Detectives executed a Section 194 Crimes Act search warrant on the home locating a 30/30 lever action rifle and air rifle, an extendable baton, [...]
A 25-year-old Belconnen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a fire at a unit in Belconnen last night (Monday, 21 April).
Around 6.35pm, members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a disturbance in a unit in Howie Court, Belconnen. On arrival they saw a unit on fire.
ACT Fire and [...]
A 21-year-old Chisholm motorcycle rider has collided with a stationary police car early this morning (Wednesday, 16 April).
At about 4.15am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting laser speed detection in north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway in Hume, about 100 metres south of the Mugga Way turn off.
Around this time a motorcycle rider [...]
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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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 [...]