Tag Archives: Tasmania

Uniformed Tasmania Police Officers To Walk In Pride Parade

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Uniformed Tasmanian police will take part in the state’s pride parade for the first time on Saturday. Commissioner Darren Hine will be among the officers joining the march through Hobart in what he said is a sign of the force’s respect for everyone regardless of sexuality or gender.

We are a modern policing service with a strong commitment towards human rights and diversity in our community, he said. ‘Tasmania Police has made significant progress over a number of years in building strong relationships with the LGBTI community,’ he said.

Tasmania was the last Australian jurisdiction to repeal anti-homosexuality laws in 1997, in a process that had previously seen community members clash with police during protests.

Source: Sky News.

New Tasmania Police Recruits On Foodbank’s Festive Beat

Trainee constables Nathan Wheldon and Nikayla Roach packing hampers at Foodbank for the festive season. Picture: Luke Bowden
Trainee constables Nathan Wheldon and Nikayla Roach packing hampers at Foodbank for the festive season. Picture: Luke Bowden
Police recruits have taken a break from training to help out Tasmanians on struggle street.

About 30 trainee constables joined Foodbank Tasmania workers in Derwent Park today in packing more than 250 food boxes and hampers to distribute to charities across Tasmania.

Foodbank Tasmania supports about 200 Tasmanian welfare agencies, with demand particularly high at this time of year.


Recruit course director Sergeant Rod Stacey said it was a great opportunity for the recruits to help out in the community before they graduated on November 13.

“The recruits are set many challenges during their training, however they are training scenarios,” he said.

“Some people in our community face daily and sometimes overwhelming challenges — particularly in the lead-up to Christmas.”

Read more in The Mercury.

Tasmanian Police Officers Remember Colleagues Who Have Lost Their Lives

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Tasmanian police officers have remembered colleagues who have lost their lives while serving and protecting their communities on Tuesday, 29 September 2015, at a commemorative service as part of National Police Remembrance Day.

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Tasmania Police To Lead The New Safe Families Tasmania Unit

Tasmania Police will lead the new Safe Families Tasmania unit under the Family Violence Action Plan.

Tasmania Police has welcomed the opportunity to play a key role in a coordinated cross-agency strategy to assist those affected by family violence and manage the perpetrators of violence.

“Women and their children have the right to live in safety, without the fear of violence. The Family Violence Action Plan will improve agency coordination and responses to make the home the safe place it should be,” said the Commissioner of Police, Darren Hine.

Read more on Tasmania Police website.

Tasmania Police Set Up Makeshift Station To Catch Arsonist

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Detectives will open a makeshift police station in a southern Tasmanian township where arson attacks have targeted two homes and a caravan in the past three weeks.

Officers will be at the station between 10am and 2pm at Primrose Sands and are appealing for anyone with information about the blazes to come forward.

The most recent attack occurred on July 29 when a house in Gypsy Place was gutted by fire.On that occasion a silver Subaru Forester was seen leaving the area and police want to speak with its occupants.

Source: The Australian.

Launceston Police Assaulted And Threatened In Stand-off

Launceston man accused of having threatened to knife police and attack them with a toaster oven remains in custody. Police have charged the accused with the indictable offences of aggravated assault, having resisted police and having unlawfully destroyed property. Among other allegations, he is accused of having threatened to stab police with a knife and strike them with a toaster oven, having held police at bay for more than 12 hours and having trashed the walls, windows, furniture and fittings of a woman’s house.

Read more in The Examiner.

Source: www.examiner.com.au

30 Per Cent of Drivers Aged 18 To 29 Use Phones On Tasmanian Road

The number of young people checking their mobile phones while driving has doubled over the past year, new research shows.

Annual research conducted by the RACT has found 30 per cent of people aged 18-29 years admit to checking texts messages or emails while driving — up from 13 per cent last year.

In Tasmania, if you are caught by police using a hand-held mobile phone while driving you will be fined $300 and lose three demerit points.

Read more in The Mercury.

Source: www.themercury.com.au

Tasmania Police Car Breach Sparks Probe

A man known to police has managed to gain access to a Tasmania Police car and had photos taken of him smoking an unknown substance (appears to be a methamphetamine pipe – Ed) in the vehicle.

It’s believed the security breach happened when the marked car was at a Hobart bodyworks being repaired.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Mewis said the panel beater would not be receiving any more work from police.

Police Association of Tasmania president Pat Allen said outsourcing was a fact of life but called for stringent guidelines to be applied.

Read more in The Mercury.

Source: www.themercury.com.au