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Big Bash League: Police Officer, Luke Feldman, Signs With Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat will be Luke Feldman’s fifth T20 side. Picture: Jamie Hanson
Brisbane Heat will be Luke Feldman’s fifth T20 side. Picture: Jamie Hanson
Queensland Bulls fast bowler Luke Feldman, known as Constable Feldman in his other job, appreciates a good uniform.

The serving police officer wears a navy blue shirt in his working life, while his cricket has taken a rainbow-coloured path which is about to parachute him into the teal colours of the Brisbane Heat.

It will be his fifth Twenty20 outfit after previously playing with the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder and also having stints with the Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes.

Feldman, forever grateful to his police bosses for allowing him to have dual careers, cracks a wide smile when he reveals has never been sledged on the cricket field.

“The cricketers know that they have to come back to Queensland and I have got a few (police) mates up here,’’ he chuckles.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Two NSW Police Officers Head To California for Special Olympics Torch Relay

Two NSW Police officers have joined an international team of over 100 law enforcement personnel in transporting the Flame of Hope through California, USA, on its final leg before the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles later this month. 
Law Enforcement Torch Run, NSW (LETR NSW) is a charitable fund which comprises volunteer officers from NSWPF, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Corrective Services NSW and the Australian Federal Police working together in support of Special Olympics NSW. 
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles, California from Saturday 25 July to Sunday 2 August 2015. 

Senior Sergeant Ben Macfarlane from the NSW Police Force’s Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and Senior Constable Claire Hawthorn from the Public Order and Riot Squad have served as Guardians of the Flame of Hope and participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, the last journey of the flame throughout the state of California. 
Senior Sergeant MacFarlane and Senior Constable Hawthorn were selected to be part of the 124-strong Final Leg Team in recognition of the of their dedication and commitment to the Special Olympics movement. 

Read more on NSW Police Force website.

Source: www.police.nsw.gov.au

Hunter Valley Police Rugby Team Take On Oxley for Charity

Local police threw their force behind a good cause last week when they supported a Charity Rugby League Cup Match at Scully Park in Tamworth. 

The team representing the Hunter Valley Local Area Command took on the Oxley Cods – police from Tamworth, Gunnedah, Quirindi and Manilla in the match as a major fundraiser for youngster Jordan Lane-Robb who was severely hurt in a rodeo accident last year leaving him a quadriplegic. 

The Hunter Valley Broncos Police Rugby League Football Club were fortunate to gain support from locals Saunders Motor Group, who were proud and privileged to be able to support such an important cause. 

The annual police rugby league match is the third instalment of the initiative and is strongly supported by officers from Scone, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Branxton. 

By all accounts it was a hard fought match complimented with the ever present niggle and fire police football matches are renowned for, however it was the Oxley Cods who came out the winners with a final score of 42 to 22.

Read more in The Scone Advocate.

Source: www.sconeadvocate.com.au

Papua New Guinea Police Want State of Origin Screenings Banned

Live State of Origin broadcasts should be banned in Papua New Guinea because of post match violence, local police say.

Enga Provincial Police Commander George Kakas wants the live feeds banned amid local reports a youth was charged with killing another over a match result, while a fight after round two led to the death of a man in Port Moresby.

“I call on the government of Papua New Guinea to ban the live coverage of Origin matches in Papua New Guinea,” an Enga Police spokesman told the ABC.

“It’s a game where people normally watch and enjoy themselves but nowadays its not that, its changing, supporters of the Blues and supporters of the Maroons, they’ve started to hate each other, argue,” he said.

“There are a lot of killings around the place because of State of Origin matches.”

The game is taken very seriously in the Pacific Island nation – the only country in the world where Rugby League is the national sport.

Source: origin.dev3.perthnow.com.au

World Police and Fire Games 2015: WPFG Dates, Location and Event Schedule

Fairfax County, Virginia, plays host to the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. According to the official website, 12,000 athletes from approximately 70 countries will be in action. Friday marks the opening ceremony at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.

One unique aspect of the initial ceremony is that the event is offering complimentary ticket vouchers. The Filene Center at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia will be the site of closing ceremonies, as the slate of Olympic competitions runs from Friday through July 5.

With 1,600 medal events across 53 venues, though, there is a ton of action to keep track of. It’s far easier to skim over the overview of the complete schedule at Fairfax2015.com.

Ice hockey, basketball, flag football, baseball and tennis are some major sports played. There’s even paintball among the more obscure events bound to draw an even greater array of fans.

Read more in Bleacher Report.

Source: bleacherreport.com

Football the Winner As Queensland Police Service Take On USS George Washington

US Navy Pilot Justin Strausser from USS George Washington
US Navy Pilot Justin Strausser from USS George Washington

A team of Queensland Police Service football players took on a representative side from the USS George Washington in Brisbane last night.

Whilst the QPS side recorded a comfortable victory on this occasion both sides enjoyed the friendly game hosted at Brisbane Force Football Club in Richlands.

You can watch some of the action unfold in the video on QPS News.

Source: mypolice.qld.gov.au

NRL Integrity Unit Appoint Former Jillaroo and Decorated Police Officer, Karyn Murphy

She was one of country’s top rugby league players and the police officer who took on the Gold Coast bikies. Now Karyn Murphy is set to tackle the bad boys of league.

Murphy — former captain of the Jillaroos rugby league team and one of country’s top female police officers with 25 years experience on the Queensland force — has signed up with the NRL as the senior investigator on the code’s integrity unit.

Her policing credentials include Australian Female Police Investigator of the Year and winning the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service.

She has worked in some of the toughest policing areas including running the Queensland’s armed hold up unit, sexual assault cases and investigating bikies on the Gold Coast.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Police Prepare for Risk of ‘Lone-Wolf’ State of Origin Attack

The threat of a “lone-wolf” extremist attack will result in a “significantly enhanced’’ police presence at next month’s State of Origin rugby league match in Brisbane.

While the July 8 clash is still 23 days away, senior police revealed planning was already in place to safeguard the expected 52,000 sellout crowd.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said the heightened counterterrorism threat made major public events like the 2015 Origin finale at Suncorp Stadium a potential target.

“Because of the worsening security environment, it is safe to say there will be a significantly enhanced policing presence, particularly at State of Origin, which is a significant sporting event on the calender,’’ Mr Barnett said.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au