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Uniformed Tasmania Police Officers To Walk In Pride Parade

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Uniformed Tasmanian police will take part in the state’s pride parade for the first time on Saturday. Commissioner Darren Hine will be among the officers joining the march through Hobart in what he said is a sign of the force’s respect for everyone regardless of sexuality or gender.

We are a modern policing service with a strong commitment towards human rights and diversity in our community, he said. ‘Tasmania Police has made significant progress over a number of years in building strong relationships with the LGBTI community,’ he said.

Tasmania was the last Australian jurisdiction to repeal anti-homosexuality laws in 1997, in a process that had previously seen community members clash with police during protests.

Source: Sky News.

Uniformed Queensland Police To March In Brisbane Pride for the First Time


A ban on Queensland police marching in gay pride events in uniform has been lifted just weeks prior to the Brisbane Pride Festival.

Police commissioner Ian Stewart said when he was asked whether off-duty officers could attend the Brisbane Pride Festival march on September 19 in their Queensland Police Service uniforms, he had no hesitation in agreeing.

“In other states, police regularly are involved in those marches to show support and to show that we are a diverse community ourselves,” he told Fairfax Media.

Mr Stewart said he was unsure whether scheduling would allow him to attend the September 19 rally and march.

“It’ll just depend on timing, but I do support those in our department who are members of the LGBTI community, as I should as their commissioner,” he said.

“The only caveat is that they, as any other police officer, have to meet certain standards of conduct and professionalism at all times.”

Read more at The Age.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Will Be Every Bit As Challenging As G20


The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will be one of the biggest logistical challenges the Queensland Police Service has ever faced, Assistant Commissioner Peter Crawford says.

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Liverpool’s Women in Policing Baton Relay Marches Through CBD


Liverpool Police Station held it’s Women in Policing Baton Relay this morning [Wednesday August 19], at Bigge Park.

The relay event had visited police stations throughout the state, to mark 100 years of women in policing.

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Scotland Celebrates Outstanding World Pipe Band Championships

Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia were named the World Pipe Band Champions for 2015 at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow yesterday.

Thousands of pipers and drummers gathered in Glasgow have seen a Scottish band crowned world champions for the first time in a decade.

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Queensland Police Cop a Cuddle At the Ekka

In showbiz they say not to work with children or animals, but it worked out great for some excited police officers at the Ekka this week.

The sun was shining, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the smell of dagwood dogs filled the air as officers and police volunteers had a ball meeting families at the Ekka this week. At both the Ekka police station on Gregory Terrace and the RACQ Animal Nursery marquee, officers were providing free wristbands for children, with their parent’s mobile numbers on the inside, just in case little Johnny wandered off in Sideshow Alley without telling Mum.

The police buggy at the Ekka police station was a big hit, with many families stopping to pose for a few happy snaps. Our officers couldn’t resist snapping one themselves!

In between wristbands, a couple of the officers managed to sneak in a few trips to the dog pavilion and cuddle some cute baby animals in the Nursery.

Senior Constable Diana Kratochvil was delighted to be reunited with Digby the Tifador Golden Retriever, who she met as a puppy three years ago. Diana, who next week begins fostering one of the gorgeous girl puppies from the XYZ litter, also picked up some handy puppy owning tips from breeding dog Ushka at the police display.

Diana and Acting Senior Constable Michelle Woods were very excited to visit the animal nursery, where they were welcomed by some lively baby goats. Michelle was even able to get close enough to give one a pat, conquering her fear of being rammed by an overly excited goat.

Diana and Michelle were also treated to cuddles from two cute seven week old puppies, who were so thrilled by their visit they couldn’t keep still. The puppies were the source of many smiles and laughter from the officers, providing a great end to a successful day.

Source: myPolice QPS News.

Thames Valley Police Open Day 2015 Photo Gallery

Thames Valley Police opened the doors to their training centre in Sulhampstead to the public, where people could take part in a range of activities.

The Force Open Day helps to promote greater understanding of the work of the various departments and specialist roles within the Force.

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Mount Isa Police To Crack Down On Visitors With Outstanding Warrants


Interstate visitors should “stay and face the consequences” if they are charged with crimes during the Mount Isa Rodeo weekend, according to the city’s officer-in-charge. 

The Mount Isa Magistrate’s Court occasionally has hearings involving Territorians released on bail who abscond across the border where the Queensland Police Service has no jurisdiction.

Police are vigilant during the rodeo weekend when an influx of visitors visit the city and remain for a while. 

Senior Sergeant Col Henderson said: “They should get their matter dealt with as soon as possible rather than it hanging over for their shoulders for a period of time.” 

Read more in The North West Star.

The Alice Mounted Police Saddle Up for Iconic Harts Range Picnic Day Races and Rodeo

It will be a first-time experience for constables Liz Williams and Deb Pieniacki when they take their horses to the Harts Range racetrack on Saturday.

In doing so the two members of the Alice Springs Mounted Police unit will be honouring the origins of the Harts Range Amateur Race Club, and the Picnic Day public holiday, almost 70 years ago.

“It will be my first race in my life and I have never been to Harts Range so I am really excited,” Senior Constable Williams said.

Horse races being at 10am on Saturday, there is a gymkhana from 9.30am and rodeo events from 1pm and the dance in the evening.

On Sunday there will be the family sports events, including the ladies cow toss, from 9.30am with the rodeo from 1pm to 5pm.

Read more in NT News.

Source: www.ntnews.com.au

Australasian Rescue Challenge 2015 To Be Held Next Week In Alice Springs

Held in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, for the first time, the 2015 Australasian Rescue Challenge, aptly named ‘Outback Rescue’ will focus on community education and highlighting the challenges of road crash rescue response in remote locations.

The NT Fire and Rescue Service invites you to Alice for the challenge and encourages you to take advantage of the tourism opportunities in what is undoubtedly the most unique part of Australia.

The ARC brings together rescuers from SES, fire and rescue and mines rescue organisation. The annual challenge attracts teams from all states in Australia, several teams from New Zealand as well as a number of teams from Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Australasian Rescue Challenge 2015 would be held at the Greatorex Pavilion of the Alice Springs showgrounds on 23-26 July 2015.

Read more on Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service website.

Source: www.pfes.nt.gov.au