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Man Detained After Crashing Car Into Adelaide’s Sturt Police Station

7382928-3x2-700x467A man has crashed his car through the front glass doors of the Sturt police station, in Adelaide’s south.

Police said the car crashed through two automated glass doors at the station’s entrance about 2:00am on Wednesday.

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South Australia Police Trials Female-Friendly Fitness Tests

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Police have scrapped the “discriminatory’’ physical fitness entry test for recruits and are trialling a new testing model that will ensure it is easier for women to join SAPOL. Continue reading South Australia Police Trials Female-Friendly Fitness Tests

Head of SA Planning Department Referred to NSW Police: Possible Corruption Charges

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Michael Deegan, the head of South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure may have committed a corruption offence in a previous job, according to the Trade Union Royal Commission’s final report. Continue reading Head of SA Planning Department Referred to NSW Police: Possible Corruption Charges

Snapshots of a Century of Women In Policing In South Australia

South Australia Police will recognise a significant milestone in history on Tuesday (1 December) with a street parade in Adelaide’s CBD celebrating a century of women in policing.

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Female Officers Patrolled Dance Halls and ‘Seaside Sands In the Interests of the Lively Girls’

Next week marks one of the most significant anniversaries in South Australian Police history. It doesn’t commemorate a bloody shootout or the arrest of a gang of felons. Continue reading Female Officers Patrolled Dance Halls and ‘Seaside Sands In the Interests of the Lively Girls’

Terror in Adelaide: Response Training Scenario Similar To Paris Attacks

A terror training exercise in which more than 200 people ‘died’ in twin Adelaide attacks was conducted almost a year ago, in circumstances strikingly similar to the Paris massacre.

Government documents obtained by The Advertiser under Freedom of Information laws, reveal the nightmare scenarios Australian anti-terror authorities must be prepared for.

The documents, from the Department of Premier and Cabinet and SA Police, reveal details on the two mock attacks in Adelaide last year, in which more than 200 people died, dozens more were injured and up to 355 people held hostage.

The exercise, planned over 12 months by the Australian-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee, reacted to strikingly similar events to those in the French capital, in which terrorists killed 129 people.

Last December’s multi-agency counter-terrorism drill, named Joint Command 2,tested responses to an atrocity at various Adelaide locations. It involved SA Police and various state and federal agencies.

The documents show how the Police Commissioner would hand over control to federal authorities, if South Australian officials believe they cannot resolve the incident.

The army would then police streets and soldiers allowed to use “lethal” force, the documents state.

But one document was kept secret because it would “reveal very specific details” about policing and critical “prevention, detection and investigative tactics”.

The first scenario involved two bombs exploding at 9am outside an Indian and Bangladesh World Cup match attended by 40,000 fans at Adelaide Oval.

Evacuating spectators are then confronted by two gunmen with semi-automatic rifles, who randomly shoot fans. More than 200 people die and dozens more are injured. The terrorists are shot dead by uniformed police.

Read the full article in The Advertiser.