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Tag Archives: ACT Policing

Crime reports down across all regions

By 28 October 2014

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 [...]

Men arrested after fleeing police

By 20 July 2014

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 [...]

64 New Constables for ACT Policing

By 30 June 2014

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 [...]

Man dies after being crushed by car

By 22 June 2014

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 [...]

Road rage in Mitchell – man arrested

By 16 June 2014

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, [...]

Hundreds of City drivers benefit from Project Safe Plate

By 2 June 2014

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 [...]

Police investigate suspicious fire in Oxley

By 19 May 2014

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 [...]

Police execute warrants in ACT prison

By 14 May 2014

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 [...]

Police seek witnesses to indecent act

By 13 May 2014

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 [...]

Search warrant uncovers firearms and drugs in Isabella Plains

By 30 April 2014

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, [...]

Man to face court over Belconnen unit fire

By 22 April 2014

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 [...]

Motorcycle vs police car

By 16 April 2014

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 [...]

Should Canberra legalise marijuana?

By 5 March 2014

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 [...]

Smashed Car Windscreen – asking for assistance from the lovely Bonner People.

By 20 January 2014

Hello Fellow Rioters,
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 [...]

Police view of Summernats 2014

By 14 January 2014

ACT Policing has uploaded their take on Summernats 2014 for our edification.

Summernats takes issue with police media

By 4 January 2014

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 [...]

ACT Policing getting their disco beat on

By 17 December 2013

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.

Officers enjoyed their Twitter forum

By 28 November 2013

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 [...]

Tweet to the top. The Chief Police Officer out for a Twitter frolic

By 24 November 2013

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 happy with policing

By 15 November 2013

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 [...]

Not a rise in serious police misconduct, just a backlog being cleared

By 30 October 2013

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 [...]

Six police sacked last year

By 22 October 2013

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, [...]

Diamond dogs as the AFP go bulletproof!

By 27 September 2013

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 [...]

ACT Policing declares war on shift workers

By 13 September 2013

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 [...]

Disgusted with ACT Policing

By 11 September 2013

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 [...]

671 drivers caught speeding in July

By 1 August 2013

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 [...]

Canberra cop busted for wearing fake medals

By 31 July 2013

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 are having fun with explosives

By 26 July 2013

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 supporting on National Missing Person’s week

By 26 July 2013

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 [...]

Constable Kenny has a Twitter account

By 1 July 2013

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 [...]

And the new CPO is Rudi Lammers

By 1 July 2013

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 [...]

100 years of ACT Policing celebrated in book form

By 28 June 2013

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 [...]

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