Tag Archives: ACT Policing

ACT Policing looking for Volunteers

By 2 April, 2013

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.
Volunteers [...]

Woden Police: Thank you

By 25 March, 2013

On Friday a tragic event happened in my life. My 87 year old aunt, after many years of pain and recent severe suffering both physically and mentally, decided to end her own life. She left a note and due to the nature of her death, the issue of fowl play has to be ruled out, [...]

Taxi driver sought after hit and run in Evatt [updated]

By 23 March, 2013

Policing are looking for anyone with info about a hit and run incident that occurred in Evatt last night (22nd of March).
Around 10.00pm a 26-year-old man was dropped off by an unidentified taxi near the intersection of William Webb Drive and Callaghan Street.
After dropping off the man the taxi driver drove up William Webb [...]

Catch a bus to Skyfire, check out drunk kids in a cage

By 15 March, 2013

Tomorrow night is Skyfire. If you haven’t already had your fill of fireworks this week you should probably check it out.
At a press event today ACT Policing spoke of their commitment to ensuring that the night’s celebrations are safe and free of inebriated teenagers. A large force of uniformed and undercover officers will be present [...]

Cannabis and guns seized in Wanniassa raid

By 13 March, 2013

Police seized 16 plants and 600 grams of packaged cannabis after raiding a house in Wanniassa yesterday. Also found were a shot gun, a replica gun, and ‘drug paraphernalia’ which I will assume was a gun shaped bong.
Cannabis, weapons seized in Wanniassa search warrant

ACT Policing’s new underage drinking campaign is comedy gold

By 8 March, 2013

Have you watched the video yet? Do it. I’ll wait. I don’t want to ruin it for you.
My original title for this article was going to be ‘Magical fortune telling iPhone app helps Sarah from Belconnen not sleep with a hipster’ but that would be giving it all away.
Everything about this clip is amazing. From [...]

A use found for the BearCat?

By 6 March, 2013

This in from c_c:
Lunch Van
The only thing funnier than seeing them use it to pick up lunch, was seeing how gingerly the took a tight left turn from Northbourne onto Barry Drive.
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Gritty reboot of Kenny Koala doesn’t understand technology

By 1 March, 2013

Constable Kenny Koala, who has been teaching kids to respect the law for over 30 years, has just received an award winning update to his image, to make him more relatable.
Here we see the newer, hipper, Constable Kenny doing the kind of cool things that cool kids do, like crossing a road or not understanding [...]

Constable Kenny gets a new website

By 22 February, 2013

Behold the new website of Constable Kenny Koala.
It must have been a ripping business case.
Discuss amongst yourselves.

Police profiling in C-town?

By 16 February, 2013

This afternoon I was on my treadly heading towards the AIS on the bike path when I noticed the north bound traffic on Gunghalin Drive at a virtual standstill. Upon investigating, I discovered that the cops were conducting a sizeable RBT/other drug testing operation a bit further along the road.
As I’ve previously noted here, [...]

Just how many landcruisers do the cops have?

By 23 January, 2013

The AFP were making use of the recently boarded up Alexander and Abermarle Buildings in for training again today. I wonder where they will move to when they are finally demolished?
I took note today specifically, as there were at least five similar landcruisers decked out with the unmarked car lighting, bullbars, roof-rack’s, and [...]

Smoke but no fire in ACT Policing?

By 29 October, 2012

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) has produced a strange report on corruption they have not found, but which has nonetheless prompted high level reactions.
This investigation concerns two related corruption issues. The information received suggested that ACT Policing officers—who are appointees of the AFP—had inappropriately provided information (tip-offs) to a known criminal.
The investigation [...]

Talk before you taser

By 25 October, 2012

The ABC has a piece on the use of tasers by the constabulary:
A report has found only half of the ACT police officers who drew their Tasers tried to negotiate or de-escalate the situation first.
The Ombudsman conceded it is not unreasonable in some cases for those techniques not to be used, given the speed at [...]

Did you witness a collision in Cook yesterday?

By 13 October, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision this afternoon (Friday, October 12) in Cook, in which a pedestrian was critically injured.
The collision occurred around 4.25pm at Dexter Street Cook. The pedestrian, a 69-year-old woman from Cook, was conveyed by ambulance to The Canberra Hospital having sustained serious head injuries.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction [...]

Driver caught exceeding speed limit by 90km/h

By 10 October, 2012

ACT Policing advise A 25-year-old Downer man was caught exceeding the speed limit by 90km/h on the Monaro Highway in Theodore yesterday morning (October 9).
Around 11.00am, police were conducting laser targeting when they observed a Chrysler C300 travelling at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 170km/hr in an 80km/hr zone.
The driver was [...]

Roman misses out on Qld job, staying on here in Canberra

By 3 September, 2012

It had not escaped the notice of the all-seeing eye that ACT Policing’s boss was getting back into his Twitter account.
The ABC reports he’s been pipped for the job of running the banana bending cops by Queensland’s Deputy Commissioner of Regional Operations Ian Stewart.
Deputy Commissioner Stewart was the inaugural State Disaster Coordinator during the [...]

Parking like a boss

By 16 August, 2012

This in from Phil:
Took this the other day after the cops had been booking cabbies for doing the same thing!!
In times like these I turn to Juvenal:
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Roman Quaedvlieg seeking pastures new?

By 16 August, 2012

The Canberra Times reports that the ACT Chief Police Officer, Assistant Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, is in the running to become the Queensland Police Commissioner.
It might explain why his twitter account is not as active as it once was.

National Missing Persons Week

By 29 July, 2012

ACT Policing is supporting National Missing Persons Week (29 July – 4 August), with this year’s campaign focusing primarily on young people as one of the key groups at risk of going missing in Australia.
The campaign titled ‘Take the time to let someone know’ aims to reach out to young people and encourage them to [...]

Giving the koala a makeover: reviewing the Constable Kenny program

By 27 July, 2012

ACT Policing has announced that they’re going to be redeveloping the Constable Kenny Koala website (don’t think anyone will argue with that) and “refreshing the brand”. Towards this goal, they’ve put out a survey for parents and teachers of primary/pre-school students.
I have fond memories of Constable Kenny Koala terrorising my class back in primary school, [...]

Police kibosh the Canberra Tour

By 23 July, 2012

The Canberrra Cycling Club has announced the cancellation of the 2012 Canberra Tour:
The Canberra Cycling Club regrets to advise that Canberra Tour scheduled for September this year has had to be cancelled.
This is the second time the club has had to postpone/cancel the event in 2012.The reason for the cancellation is due to new requirements [...]

Road rage the worst of our worries?

By 27 June, 2012

OK fess up. Who threw an egg at Simon Corbell’s car?
The Police Minister has announced the signing of another ACT Policing Purchase Agreement and it seems behaviour on the road is the big focus for the next year, along with response times:
“The amount of priority one (within eight minutes) and two (within 20 minutes) incidents [...]

ACT police cleared of wrong doing over fatal Doherty shooting

By 26 June, 2012

The ABC have a report on the February 2011 fatal shooting of a 27 year old Canberran man.
Nathan Doherty died after being shot in the chest during an encounter with police. He had allegedly threatened his ex-partner whilst under the influence of alcohol. Doherty “lunged” at police wielding a knife and a meat cleaver at [...]

Surprising Canberra Crime Statistics. Narrabundah a sexual assault hotspot

By 25 June, 2012

Canberra is renowned for its North/South divide and the stereotypes that go with it. The north side is categorically a hotbed for crime whereas the south is home to Canberra’s upper class. But do the stereotypes really fit the book? ACT Policing have introduced an interactive map on their website that shows the crime related [...]

Enforcing no parking zones

By 18 June, 2012

On Friday night I went to the National Museum’s excellent Silk Road Night Markets. This person has blocked about 30 cars in, including mine, by parking in an entry way labelled “no parking”. I spoke to museum security – who didnt have access to a pager along to make an announcement.
I also spoke [...]

Stolen Car – Tues 8 May in Phillip

By 9 May, 2012

Blue Nissan 200sx stolen from an apartment block in Phillip between 9.50pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday 8 May 2012.
Car is currently unregistered but did have ACT number plates on it.
If anyone has any information that may assist in recovering the car please call the police or reply to this thread.

Fyshwick on Anzac Day?

By 26 April, 2012

Anyone hear what happened at the new strip club in Gladstone street Fyshwick on Anzac Day?
Went past about 1.30pm and police hat taped off the area in front and carpark of the place and there were those yellow things with numbers on them spread out on the ground.
Police were taking photo’s too.
Police were still [...]

Police play with robots in the Woden bus interchange

By 5 April, 2012

Back in January quite a few people were displeased when the police took over the Woden Bus interchange to play war games.
But at least now they’ve released video so we can see what they were up to.
Earlier this year ACT Policing facilitated a National Counter Terrorism Committee (NCTC) training exercise which provided ACT Policing’s Specialist [...]

What could the police have done with the $5 million the Belconnen Station was over-budget

By 2 April, 2012

Over the weekend ACT Policing was joining in the celebrations of the new Belconnen Police Station opening.
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson, however, is less impressed.
“Due to ACT Labor and Simon Corbell’s inability to deliver infrastructure on time or on budget, the station is also $5 million in the red.
“That is equivalent to providing nearly 50 police [...]

Open Day at Belconnen Police Station

By 21 March, 2012

[ 31 March, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ACT Policing will open its doors of the new Belconnen Police Station to the public on Saturday 31 March at a public open day to celebrate the opening of the new station.

Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Matt Corbitt said that it’s a rare opportunity for the public to see inside a police station, particularly [...]

Just what is ACT Policing trying to say with this video?

By 18 March, 2012

ACT Policing has put a slick video onto YouTube as part of their “Too many drinks and you’re a galah” campaign.
Readers are invited to watch it and tell us what messaged they think it’s trying to convey?

UPDATE 18/02/12 15:19: No less than Clubs ACT and the ACT Branch of the AHA have issued a media [...]

Black pyjamas out to nab a pushbike

By 7 March, 2012

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 29-year-old Narrabundah man with several traffic offences, including reckless/dangerous/furious driving after he abandoned his vehicle and attempted to flee on a pushbike.
Around 1:30pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, March 6), police were patrolling around The Canberra Hospital when they observed the man driving a blue Holden Commodore, when he was [...]


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