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Police Clearance Sale

By Jazz - 31 October 2005 28

The Canberra Times in their wisdom appear to have run a public notice on pg 9 of todays paper (no online link that i can find) that talks about the $20 million sale of reposessed, liquidated, stolen et al good being run by the AFP. Only problem is that it’s not being run by the AFP. Whatever the confusion, the AFP felt compelled to put out this media release to tell the good people of Canberra to stop calling about the sale.

No wonder the AFP don’t respond to serious calls, they are too busy telling mrs bloggs that city station don’t sell toasters or wide screen tv’s.

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28 Responses to
Police Clearance Sale
Jazz 9:28 am 01 Nov 05

oh, well other than that one.

next time i shall make sure i include tags for your benefit VG

vg 9:08 am 01 Nov 05

Well now you put it that way………..

simto 8:41 am 01 Nov 05

VG – everybody here is an instant expert on everything – emergency management, defence policy, police management, and, indeed, local government.

It’s kinda like a backyard barbeque after a few beers have increased our expertise levels.

vg 8:41 am 01 Nov 05

“No wonder the AFP don’t respond to serious calls, they are too busy telling mrs bloggs that city station don’t sell toasters or wide screen tv’s.”

“I have not, nor have ever taken cheap shots at the police, so pull your head in.”

Reconcile those 2 statements then.

If there’s a head to be retracted in a turtle-like fashion methinks it should be yours.

Jazz 8:26 am 01 Nov 05

I have not, nor have ever taken cheap shots at the police, so pull your head in.

I made the observation that the wider your media releases are distributed even if it is to the one extra person that read it here first, then that is one less call that the police switch needs to answer. The AFP switchboard is not a limitless resource even if they are non operational.

I’m not sure what your point about the ombudsman is but if you are refering to protecting the police ‘image’ then no amount of ombudsman or II services will make a difference.

vg 9:07 pm 31 Oct 05

Don’t try and pontificate here and justify your poorly described position as above. All you tried to do was, once again, take a cheap shot at the coppers.

The ‘calls’ are answered by the switch or the property office, both ‘non-operational’ areas.

And no, I don’t really have a sense of humour when it comes to rubbish like this. I have never seen a place where so many people have ‘all the right ideas’ of how to do Police work. If I had a $ for every time someone told me how I could do my job better I’d be nigh on a millionaire.

‘Broader distribution’? Think you may be talking yourself up a little there. Take a logical look at all the ‘public backlash’ the Police receives and see how much of actually sticks around once Ombudsmans and internal investigations are conducted….not much if not virtually nil. So many people here have a policing sob story but I can guarantee that 99.9% of them didnt bother to take up their civil right to make a complaint to an independent body such as the Ombudsman.

I’m not saying that I have a perpetual lack of humour. You have to have one to do what I do occasionally. You do yourself no justice by making a fool of yourself with remarks like you have made.

Again thanks for advising me/us on how we can do our job better. Next time you get a boot full in the City be sure to wander up to one of the people in blue and make your suggestion, it really will be appreciated

Jazz 8:26 pm 31 Oct 05

Sometimes i wonder if you have a sense of humor VG, cause if you do, it has failed you miserably here.

By posting it here as well we are allowing a broader distribution and stopping joe public from bothering the police about something they have nothing to do with. Feel free to use all of that grey matter you claim to possess to follow it though to the logical conclusion. Clearing up the confusion cause by the canberra times notice will allow already overstretched resources to focus on more serious police work. If the AFP would prefer to answer calls of this nature then you’d bloody well be prepared to put up with all the public backlash that comes with it when you don’t respond to a ‘real’ call (as evidenced on numerous occasions here).

Spitfire3 4:15 pm 31 Oct 05

Crap. I hate it when one of my jokes (which are pretty lame to begin with) fail due to bad timing.

Mondays suck.

Spitfire3 4:14 pm 31 Oct 05

You can say that again

kimba 3:58 pm 31 Oct 05

vg…really made sure he/she got his/her point through LOL vg…really made sure he/she got his/her point through LOL

Anyway, I made the mistake of dropping in and the stuff they were selling was crap!

Mr Evil 3:58 pm 31 Oct 05

“Lot 13854: Slightly used security camera from Civic, complete with pole. As is, where is. Possibly not in working condition.”

vg 2:28 pm 31 Oct 05

I really don’t see what sort of point you’re trying to make with this post. All the media release was doing was clearing up the obvious confucion created by a private firm doing their own thing. There are regular auctions of similiar run on behalf of the AFP by a firm in Fyshwick.

Its quite logical to have someone clear up an obviously confusing issue with a release of this kind. Its also quite immature to try and make some sort of point about it that is less than logical. You only add to the confusion yourself with your headline

‘Don’t respond to serious calls’? What piffle!

vg 2:28 pm 31 Oct 05

I really don’t see what sort of point you’re trying to make with this post. All the media release was doing was clearing up the obvious confucion created by a private firm doing their own thing. There are regular auctions of similiar run on behalf of the AFP by a firm in Fyshwick.

Its quite logical to have someone clear up an obviously confusing issue with a release of this kind. Its also quite immature to try and make some sort of point about it that is less than logical.

‘Don’t respond to serious calls’? What piffle!

tate_alec 1:38 pm 31 Oct 05

I’ve been seeing that add on TV. Looks like it is mostly clothes and shoes.
No electrical goods.

che 1:22 pm 31 Oct 05

Jazz – that AFP link ain’t working

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