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QPS Taskforce Orion To Tackle Child Exploitation


A new police taskforce has been implemented to tackle child exploitation following a recent inquiry which found the related crimes had risen statewide.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Commissioner Michael Byrne’s Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry’s final report revealed it was a dark criminal area requiring more support and resources.

Mr Byrne’s recommendations included establishing a new taskforce, which will be called Taskforce Orion.

“Headed by a detective inspector, it will tackle child exploitation activities and deliver a tactical operational response to these types of offences,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Taskforce Orion will work alongside the existing Taskforce Argos.

“An extra six staff will be employed for the duration of Taskforce Orion to provide improved forensic capability, to improve victim identification capacity and to provide additional intelligence and technical support.”

The government will provide $3.2 million in funding for new resources.

Source: Central Telegraph.

Police Powers Set To Get Boost To Deal With Methamphetamine Crisis

Police powers to seize drug dealers’ cash and assets are in line for a boost as politicians grapple with a nationwide upsurge in ice addiction.
The National Ice Taskforce presented its interim report to the Council of Australian Governments meeting on Thursday, after spending two months consulting stakeholders around the country.
Researchers have found more Australians use ice and methamphetamine than any other nationality – a title the government is eager to let go.
The taskforce recommended a national co-operative strategy for seizing money and assets from drug dealers, rather than the current state-by-state system.
It also proposed increasing local communities’ ability to respond to ice addiction through stronger support for grass-level intervention and treatment services.

Read more in the Ballina Advocate.

Source: www.ballinaadvocate.com.au

Obama Panel Cites Camden In Police Reform Report: Emphasis On Community Engagement

A presidential task force, charged with finding better ways to police America’s cities, on Monday released recommendations that will be familiar to Camden residents. The 120-page report, unveiled hours beforePresident Obama is to visit Camden, calls for an emphasis on community policing and outreach efforts to residents of high-crime communities. It includes comments from Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson, who has stressed that approach for officers patrolling the city’s streets…

Source: www.usatoday.com