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Oi! It’s Your Choice: Police Start Social Media Campaign Aimed At Assault Prevention

POLICE Minister Jo-Ann Miller and Commissioner Ian Stewart have revealed the message behind the Oi social media campaign that has been promoted through QPS social media over the past three weeks.

Oi – It’s Your Choice is an assault reduction campaign aimed at three collective groups, offenders, bystanders and in some circumstances victims.

Source: www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

Facebook Page Mocks Bundaberg Police

A Facebook page by the name of Bundaberg Police Station is building momentum at the expense of the police.

The page, which had about 400 likes, describes itself as a page of satire and offers “protips” in what to do when people have contact with police.

Bundaberg Police advised the NewsMail they were not able to comment, as did the Queensland Police media department.

Source: www.news-mail.com.au

History of Queensland Police – Complete Timeline From 1864 To 2012


History of Queensland Police – Complete Timeline From 1864 To 2012

1864 – Birth of the Qld Police

 On the January 1, 1864 the Queensland Force, comprising of approximately 143 employees, first began operating under its own legislation. The Force itself was divided into Metropolitan Police, Rural Police, Water Police and Native Police. Conditions were arduous and police often worked a seven day week, although they were entitled to every second Sunday free, they rarely benefited from this arrangement. A police officer worked a minimum nine hour day and often more when the situation warranted it. Leave was infrequent. The first Commissioner of Police was D.T. Seymour who commanded the Service for 30 years. Continue reading History of Queensland Police – Complete Timeline From 1864 To 2012

Threats To Police ‘Worry’ Magistrate, but Queensland Man Paroled

A man has been jailed for four months for verbally threatening to kill police officers.

However, Daniel Turnbull, who has previously breached a probation order, has been given the benefit of immediate parole.

He was standing on the footpath outside Beaches Backpackers in Airlie Beach when he drunkenly yelled at police “I will kill you (expletive) (expletive)”…

Source: www.dailymercury.com.au

Man Who Threatened Police With Knife Sentenced To Jail

A 48 year old Bundaberg man who lunged towards police while brandishing a piece of timber and a knife has been sentenced to two years jail.

The court heard Gary Marshall Frescon only surrendered after numerous officers drew their Tasers and firearms and the defendant was hit in the shoulder by the barb of a Taser deployed by Senior Constable Stuart Allen…

Source: www.news-mail.com.au

Nowhere To Hide: Townsville Police Use Number Plate Scanners To Track Motorists

Police are now using new number plate recognition technology to help them catch people breaking the law.

Theres’s nowhere to hide from the Townsville Rapid Action Policing unit’s new Automated Number Plate Recognition device.

With two cameras constantly scanning both lanes of traffic, Northern Region Acting Assistant Commissioner Paul Taylor said it was vital motorists kept their driver’s licence and vehicle registration up to date.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Police Bus Prevents Drink Drivers From Hitting the Road

Telling people drink-driving is dangerous won’t necessarily stop them from doing it, but giving them a bus will.

That’s the message from Gladstone PCYC, which works hard every year to keep festival-goers at Agnes Blues and Roots safe.

Not one drink driver was found at this year’s festival, which marked five years of partnership between the Bundaberg PCYC, Gladstone PCYC, Agnes Water Police and the festival committee to give people an alternative to drink driving, or sleeping on the beach.

Read more for details…

Source: www.gladstoneobserver.com.au