Tag Archives: NSW Police

Police Must Be Protected: Magistrate

Magistrate Tony Murray yesterday said NSW judges have indicated in rulings that police should be protected in their duties.

“The superior courts have indicated police are not to be used as punching bags,” Mr Murray said in Albury Local Court when sentencing Jake James McEwan.

Mr Murray said McEwan’s behaviour towards police in February was disgraceful.

McEwan, 19, of Mate Street, appeared through a video link from Junee jail for sentencing on charges of resisting arrest, intimidating police and malicious damage.

“This is the first time you have spent any time in adult custody,” Mr Murray said.

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Source: www.bordermail.com.au

New Police Station On Horizon In Tweed Heads

One shop is the only impediment to work starting on the new Tweed Heads Police Station.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said once the lease for Aussie Home Loans was up, everything was on track for construction to start in May or June.

The existing building is due to be demolished and is otherwise vacant.

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Source: www.thereporter.com.au

Bathurst CBD Cameras Assist Police

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is an important investigative tool for police, according to Bathurst duty officer Inspector Colin Cracknell, who has joined the push for the city to use the technology.

His backing came after a spate of vandalism at shops in Bathurst’s CBD over the last few months which saw windows broken and doors smashed.

Source: www.westernadvocate.com.au

Wagga Police Lift Industrial Action Pending Meeting With NSW Police Minister Next Week

Wagga Wagga police are pinning their hopes on the new Police Minister Troy Grant being sympathetic to their campaign for 32 new officers.

On Friday, members of the Police Association’s Wagga Branch voted unanimously to lift bans on issuing fines and processing paperwork, which have been in place for a month…

Source: www.abc.net.au

Methamphetamine Users Putting Police Lives At Risk

Superintendent Wayne Starling fears it is only a matter of time before a police officer is seriously injured or killed by someone under the influence of the drug ice. 

“Drugs are a major problem throughout society and ice is a major part of that at the moment,” the Lake Illawarra Area Commander said.

Last week former Victoria Police commissioner Ken Lay was selected to head up a new “National Ice Taskforce”, with state and federal governments to develop a “National Ice Action Strategy”…

Source: www.illawarramercury.com.au

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner on Speeding and Drug Driving

Speed continues to be the biggest killer on the Shoalhaven’s roads. The NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, who as one of her duties oversees the operation of the Highway Patrol, was in the Shoalhaven on Friday as part of a whistlestop tour of the region and revealed speeding continues to be the biggest killer on the region’s roads…

Source: www.southcoastregister.com.au

NSW Police Shortage Is Spelled Out

We must always keep community pressure up for 24/7 policing of the Bay and Basin and additional police officers for our Shoalhaven Local Area Command. In the April 2015 edition of the NSW Police News, the official journal of the Police Association of NSW, the president of the Police Association Scott Weber said:

“However, we need urgent action on police numbers in Wagga and Nowra which are both desperately short-staffed … “

Source: www.southcoastregister.com.au