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Tag Archives: ACT Policing

Another take on the Palmerston tasering

By 5 June 2013

This in overnight:
From: Jade
Subject: taser in palmerston
Message Body:
hi,
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 [...]

Fresh meat for the force

By 31 May 2013

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 worried about your number plates

By 24 May 2013

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 [...]

ACT Policing picks up Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff

By 20 May 2013

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 [...]

Do you expect police to prevent crime, or just watch?

By 18 May 2013

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 [...]

ACT Policing and MRA ACT join forces for ‘Share the Road’ campaign

By 15 May 2013

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 [...]

ACT Policing don’t want to know about crime?

By 15 May 2013

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 [...]

Roman heads off into the sunset

By 26 April 2013

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 [...]

Twitter typos from ACT Policing

By 22 April 2013

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.
Cheers, Melonhead
Hey, typos happen!

Police officer forces deletion of photos taken in ‘public’

By 10 April 2013

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 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 [...]

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