Tag Archives: NT Police

New Combined Northern Territory Government Agency and Police Taskforce Set Up To Tackle Youth Crime

A new taskforce involving police and seven government agencies has been established to tackle the growing problem of youth crime in the Territory.

With youth offenders now responsible for two-thirds of all property crime, Task Force Neo has been unveiled.

Deputy Commissioner Mark Payne said the new taskforce would provide a “more joined-up approach” that “transcends individual organisations”.

Source: www.ntnews.com.au

Northern Territory Attorney-General Refers Labor Leader To Police

The Northern Territory’s embattled Labor Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie has been referred to police for possible breaches of criminal law as she fights to retain leadership of her party.

Police said on Saturday that the NT Attorney-General referred to them the recent judgment of Lawrie v Lawler, which will be investigated by Commander Peter Bravos of a new specialised investigative unit.

Read more at 9news.

Source: www.9news.com.au

Australian Police History: April 1961 – First Female NT Police Officers

In April 1961 five women were sworn into the Northern Territory Police Force.  This was the first time women were permitted to become NT Police officers.  The five women paved the way for many other women who have also contributed significantly to the policing profession since that time.  At that time their duties were limited, but by 1978 women were being employed with equal opportunity to male officers. The landscape of policing has changed significantly over the years and it is due to the considerable efforts of women and men within NT Police since 1961.


More information: NT Police History