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Police Specialist Response Group launched

By johnboy - 5 July 2012 24

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will today launch its new Specialist Response Group (SRG), which will be the largest centralised specialist policing capability of its kind in Australia.

The SRG is a Canberra-based amalgamation of the AFP’s ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security (SRS) Team and the nationally and internationally focused Operational Response Group (ORG).

The new specialist capability became effective on 1 July 2012 and will have a wide range of capabilities including public order management, search and rescue, disaster response, intelligence, police negotiation, canine, bomb appraisal, water operations and tactical operations.

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus said the SRG will provide the AFP with a ‘one-stop shop’ of specialist functions.

“The creation of the SRG will provide an enhanced operational model for all AFP business and provide a more effective capability to meet AFP operational responses locally, nationally and internationally,” Commissioner Negus said.

“The establishment of the SRG will deliver better operational outcomes which in turn will benefit the community.”

The SRG will be officially launched at the AFP’s International Deployment Group (IDG) facility at Majura today (5 July 2012).

During the event, the SRG will showcase its capability through a demonstration involving an advanced driving display, a public order situation, a negotiator response and a tactical resolution to a hypothetical scenario.

[Courtesy ACT Policing], [Photo courtesy Simon Corbell’s office with Jason Clare and Commissioner Tony Negus]

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Police Specialist Response Group launched
screaming banshee 9:37 am 08 Jul 12

buzz819 said :

troutfisher said :

Why would you shoot the engine block when they should be using the helicopter to follow it till it stopped. Then again, why shoot the engine block, when you could shoot the tool driving it, ala NSW style in Kings Cross.

I’d rather the tool be shot then a whole heap of people run down…

Plus you wouldn’t want to damage a commodore radiator, those things cost more than the cars are worth.

Special G 8:14 am 08 Jul 12

unclebill said :

Better negotiation skills would come in handy. I watched some of the siege at the Northbourne Flats, “negotiation” was a cop with a megaphone hiding around the corner calling the guy a “$%%&^wimp” because he wouldn’t come out and face the half a dozen snipers hiding in the bushes, behind cars etc. then the armoured tank thingy came and tossed a “negotioting’ phone through the glass of his window which the guy promptly threw out again. Siege lasted 6 or 7 hours, the guy didn’t even have a weapon!

I call bullsh*t. Standard Police negotiating tactics are to bore you so much you either give up or die from it. I’ll give up if you make him stop talking type thing.

troutfisher 10:30 pm 07 Jul 12

I think there might have been some misunderstanding on my comment. I 100% agree with you, put yourself in the position where you are threatening the safety and or lives of others and as far as I am comcerned all bets are off.

buzz819 3:12 pm 07 Jul 12

troutfisher said :

Why would you shoot the engine block when they should be using the helicopter to follow it till it stopped. Then again, why shoot the engine block, when you could shoot the tool driving it, ala NSW style in Kings Cross.

I’d rather the tool be shot then a whole heap of people run down…

troutfisher 11:09 pm 06 Jul 12

Why would you shoot the engine block when they should be using the helicopter to follow it till it stopped. Then again, why shoot the engine block, when you could shoot the tool driving it, ala NSW style in Kings Cross.

c_c 10:04 pm 06 Jul 12

Nah, these are the ones who thought that to take down two ‘arms dealers’, it was a great idea to throw a flash bang right in front of them while running towards it. Might have looked good for the cameras but seemed neither necessary nor safe.

LSWCHP 9:12 pm 06 Jul 12

p1 said :

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus said the SRG will provide the AFP with a ‘one-stop shop’ of specialist functions.

So they are specialist generalists?

I saw a sign on a chimney sweepers van a few years ago. It read “Specialising in all types of chimneys”, which is something that I still find amusing.

These guys seem to be “specialising” in all forms of police work. The OP even says they’ll have a wide range of responsibilities.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:32 pm 06 Jul 12

Pork Hunt said :

Are these guys the hot shots who can take out the engine block of a stolen car with a .50 cal?

LOL classic

I’m very interested in this northbourne flats siege story

Pork Hunt 6:17 pm 06 Jul 12

Are these guys the hot shots who can take out the engine block of a stolen car with a .50 cal?

unclebill 2:37 pm 06 Jul 12

Wow, looked again it was actually August 2010, how time flies for us oldies……I remember it well as I caught bus from Phoenix bootlegs to go home only to be let off in Braddon Haig Park & upon approaching Northbourne was screamed at by a policewoman a block away that my block of flats was in “lockdown” & not to approach. A few of us tenants had to watch from the Rex side in the cold while everyone else was inside oblivious, in one way or another.

unclebill 1:28 pm 06 Jul 12

It was last year, ABC crew filmed some of it, was also mentioned on RiotACT. Northbourne Flats was left out of the story & it became a “Condamine Street apartment”, because the guy wasn’t an actual tenant. The guy has since been gaoled on other charges & released I think. Not many people saw it because it happened from 10PM till 4AM, motorists would have been “concerned” because they did close down Nothbourne Ave .

Jungle Jim 12:53 pm 06 Jul 12

Thumper said :

unclebill said :

Better negotiation skills would come in handy. I watched some of the siege at the Northbourne Flats, “negotiation” was a cop with a megaphone hiding around the corner calling the guy a “$%%&^wimp” because he wouldn’t come out and face the half a dozen snipers hiding in the bushes, behind cars etc. then the armoured tank thingy came and tossed a “negotioting’ phone through the glass of his window which the guy promptly threw out again. Siege lasted 6 or 7 hours, the guy didn’t even have a weapon!

Must have been a complete media blackout on this one.

Anyone else recall it?

I certainly don’t and I work nearby, so it would have piqued my interest at least.

p1 12:52 pm 06 Jul 12

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus said the SRG will provide the AFP with a ‘one-stop shop’ of specialist functions.

So they are specialist generalists?

Thumper 12:35 pm 06 Jul 12

unclebill said :

Better negotiation skills would come in handy. I watched some of the siege at the Northbourne Flats, “negotiation” was a cop with a megaphone hiding around the corner calling the guy a “$%%&^wimp” because he wouldn’t come out and face the half a dozen snipers hiding in the bushes, behind cars etc. then the armoured tank thingy came and tossed a “negotioting’ phone through the glass of his window which the guy promptly threw out again. Siege lasted 6 or 7 hours, the guy didn’t even have a weapon!

Must have been a complete media blackout on this one.

Anyone else recall it?

unclebill 12:15 pm 06 Jul 12

Better negotiation skills would come in handy. I watched some of the siege at the Northbourne Flats, “negotiation” was a cop with a megaphone hiding around the corner calling the guy a “$%%&^wimp” because he wouldn’t come out and face the half a dozen snipers hiding in the bushes, behind cars etc. then the armoured tank thingy came and tossed a “negotioting’ phone through the glass of his window which the guy promptly threw out again. Siege lasted 6 or 7 hours, the guy didn’t even have a weapon!

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