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Injured Paramedic Calls for Better Communication With Police In Bid To Reduce Assaults

Injured paramedic, Pete Bollas, asks for Police to share data with Ambulance Victoria.
Injured paramedic, Pete Bollas, asks for Police to share data with Ambulance Victoria.
An Ambulance Victoria employee who was assaulted on the job says a lack of communication with police is to blame, as data shows more than 300 paramedics were attacked in the past year. Continue reading Injured Paramedic Calls for Better Communication With Police In Bid To Reduce Assaults

Mount Isa District Police Superintendent Supports Moving Comms Centre To Townsville

Mount Isa District Police Superintendent Russell Miller said the removal of the station’s communication centre to Townsville is a positive if the local district receives six additional police officers.

Local junior police officers will not have to be shoved into vacant radio operator roles if the station’s communication centre was closed and moved to Townsville. 

Police Superintendent Russell Miller said staff will increase at the station as a result of the centre’s closure, therefore he was in support of the government’s decision.  

The closure of the centre would remove five administrative roles but the station had been promised six extra officers.

Read more in The North West Star.

Source: www.northweststar.com.au

Brisbane Communications Blackout Blocked Emergency Calls To Police

Critical communication lines were cut off Friday and Saturday resulting in a brief blackout at police headquarters in Brisbane.

Radios, phones and emergency calls were all cut off for 15 minutes from 12.40pm on Friday and again from 1.40pm for about 20 minutes on Saturday due to a faulty power switch in the building.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the outage caused “momentary power interruptions”.

“The Queensland Police Service has contingency plans in place in the event of power loss, including the use of backup power supplies with any 000 calls automatically diverted to other communication centres,” he said.

“These processes are in place within the police ­communication centres throughout Queensland. No issues relating to 000 calls have been reported as a result of outages on these two days.”

The blackout comes as emergency services prepare to move to an encrypted digital radio that can’t be intercepted by the public.

Read more in Gold Coast Bulletin.

Source: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au

Police Comm Centres In Mt Isa and Innisfail To Be Shut Down

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to backtrack on the decision to close down police communication centres in Mount Isa and ­Innisfail.

It comes after Ms Palaszczuk overruled Police Commissioner Ian Stewart over plans to shut down the communications centre in Ipswich.

Ms Palaszczuk said Mr Stewart didn’t consult her on the plans to shut down the centres in Mount Isa and ­Innisfail.

The Together Union has lodged an industrial relations dispute over the planned ­closure of the centres.

Read more in Townsville Bulletin.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Ipswich Police Comms Move Spat Is A Battle Of ‘Passionate’ People

Ipswich people are “passionate” Annastacia Palaszczuk said, falling back on her favourite word to describe a ruckus to explain a fallout between her police minister and the Ipswich mayor.

A decision by the Police Commissioner to relocate police communication centre staff from the state’s oldest provincial city to Brisbane has sparked a war between Ipswich Kingmakers Jo-Ann Miller and Paul Pisasale.

There was a promise of “no net loss” of positions, but the move, part of a cost effective move to upgrade technology at a centralised comms hub, would mean some people would need to transfer to the capital to follow their job.

At first, Ms Miller said the move was part of operational procedures for the QPS.  But as anger escalated and blame shifted, the magic word consultation was dropped into the mix.

“My view is that there needs to be more consultation when it comes to transferring the communication centre,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Queensland Police Commissioner Backs Down Over Ipswich Hub Move

Queensland’s police commissioner has backed down on a controversial plan to relocate a communications centre after sustained criticism from opponents and a dressing down from the premier.

Commissioner Ian Stewart on Thursday afternoon put on hold on his decision to relocate the Ipswich communications hub to Brisbane.

“It is in the best interests of all parties involved with the proposed consolidation of the Ipswich communications centre that all levels of government are satisfied with the benefits to the community,” a Queensland Police Service statement said.

Read more on News.com.

Source: www.news.com.au

Ipswich Comms Feud: Paul Pisasale Refuses To Meet With Police Minister Jo-ann Miller

Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has refused to meet with Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller and accused her of being out of touch with her local community over suspended plans to close a police communications centre in the city.

After his public criticism of the plans, Ms Miller said the mayor should “stick with curbing (sic) and channelling” and the mayor pleaded for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to step in.

A day later, his wish was granted when Ms Palaszczuk pulled rank and ordered more consultation before a final decision was made.

While Cr Pisasale was somewhat placated by the Premier’s intervention, he refused to meet with Ms Miller and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart on Thursday as tensions continued to simmer.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Fresno Police Department Is Taking Policing Into The Future In A Real Time Crime Center

The Fresno Police Department is taking law enforcement into the future in a Real Time Crime Center they unveiled Tuesday.
It’s a technological marvel, rivaling real time crime centers you might see in New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles. And it came much cheaper, with a price tag of zero dollars. But it’s so good, some wonder how to keep their lives private without staying inside their homes.
For police officers, a 911 call can mean a life threatening situation is seconds away, but what’s behind the door they approach may be a mystery.
“Our officers oftentimes are expected to know the unknown, see the unseen, and then make split second decisions with limited facts,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
Chief Dyer is hoping to shed light on the unknown and unseen by using his newest crime-fighting tool — the Real Time Crime Center. The most serious 911 calls will be funneled here, where officers will use the latest technology to fill in some of the blanks.

Watch the report on ABC 30.

Source: abc30.com