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Durham Police Board Calling for Radical Changes To Police Model

The Durham Regional Police Services Board is asking the province for far-reaching changes to the legislation governing police in Ontario, including allowing more police work to be outsourced to civilians. Continue reading Durham Police Board Calling for Radical Changes To Police Model

WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

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Police Minister Liza Harvey and Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy championed the local policing initiative

Faced with an increase in crime (16.6% above the previous year) across a range of offences since last winter, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has indefinitely suspended the local policing initiative (Frontline 2020) to boost police capacity to respond to crime. Continue reading WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

Victoria Police Officers – Have Your Say On Police Pursuit Policy

Since Victoria Police released its restricted Pursuit Policy in July this year, The Police Association has received a steady stream of feedback from members. The feedback has been mixed but more recently it has focused on unintended consequences of the policy. Continue reading Victoria Police Officers – Have Your Say On Police Pursuit Policy

Victoria Police Fear for Safety With Criminals Emboldened By Pursuits Policy

A spate of violent attacks against Victoria’s police has fuelled concerns that young criminals are increasingly targeting officers and exploiting policies introduced to protect the public. Continue reading Victoria Police Fear for Safety With Criminals Emboldened By Pursuits Policy

SA Police Union To Demand More Tasers And Harm Minimisation Measures Over Compensation Changes

Police will demand funding for more Tasers and covert body armour if the South Australian Government does not support moves to protect officers from its controversial Return to Work scheme, the police union says.

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Tasmania Police Launch New Response Model

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A new Tasmania Police response model, unveiled on Tuesday, will determine whether the force sends one or two officers to a job, depending on the level of risk.

Previously, officers were sometimes required to attend potentially dangerous crime scenes by themselves.

However, a new agreement has been reached between Tasmania Police, the Police Association of Tasmania and the state government, which is expected to create a safer workplace for officers.

Police Minister Rene Hidding said the new response model will see each incident assessed individually.

“Under the new Response Model for Radio Dispatch Services, when a call comes through for police assistance an assessment will be made using all the available information. If that assessment requires more than one officer to attend, that’s what will happen,” he said.

“Our fine Tasmanian Police officers deserve the same Workplace Health and Safety protections as any other employee – and this new agreement will deliver an historic change in policing work practices – utilising the Liberal Government’s extra 113 police officers that are being delivered over this term.”

Source: The Advocate.

Parole Applicants Forced To Give ‘Closure’ To Crime Victims In South Australia

Prisoners on life sentences in relation to murder who refuse to reveal the location of bodies will be denied parole under new reforms passed by the South Australian Government.

Those who do achieve parole will be subjected to parole conditions for the rest of their lives, with the Parole Board “compelled” to consider electronic monitoring, including via GPS.

SA Correctional Services Minister Tony Piccolo said the changes provided a fairer process and better supported victims’ families, especially those in murder cases where a body had not been found.

Read more in ABC News.

Source: www.abc.net.au