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Police Find Talking the Talk Turns Young Lives Around

Interacting with at-risk young people on their own terms can get them off the street and into education, work and long-term housing.

Police officer Corey Allen believes our region’s disenfranchised youth can turn their lives around through the power of conversation.

Senior Sergeant Allen, who runs a busy inner-Brisbane police station, says a program he helped start in 2012 also reduced crime.

The Youth Hot Spots Patrols program employed a culturally-sensitive youth worker and two police officers who simply sat down and talked to 25 young people who were known for causing havoc in Brisbane’s CBD.

Read more in The Logan Reporter.

Source: www.thereporter.com.au

Turning Point – Intervention Program Launched for First Time Offenders in WA

An early-intervention program designed to keep first time offenders out of courts and prisons has been launched by the State Government.

Police Minister Liza Harvey said the Turning Point trial would happen in the South East Metro and Broome policing districts.

Under the trial, low level, first time criminal offenders will enter a four-month agreement aimed at addressing the root cause of their offending, leading to having the charges dropped on successful completion.

Read more on News.com.au.

Source: www.news.com.au

Photo: Police Minister Liza Harvey and WAPOL Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan. Source: News Corp Australia.

Police Charge 10-year-old With Using Fake Gun To Threaten Truck Driver

Police have charged a 10-year-old Guildford boy who allegedly tried to use a fake gun to rob a truck driver at a Midland shopping centre on Wednesday.

WA Police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall said police will allege that a 28-year-old driver was sitting in his truck about 4pm after making a delivery, when a person approached his driver’s side door, wearing dark clothes and a hood. 

Read more in WA Today.

Source: www.watoday.com.au

Auckland Police ‘Dismayed’ At Age of Criminals

Police say they are dismayed at the ages of people committing crimes after three teenage girls were arrested following a crime spree in Grafton.

Three teenaged girls wearing Auckland Hospital pyjama pants were arrested shortly after they boarded a southbound train in Grafton last evening. Police received two reports of aggravated robberies in close proximity – Khyber Pass Rd and Carlton Gore Rd – at about 7pm.

Inspector Jill Rogers says during the first incident a 17-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted and had her mobile ‘phone and wallet stolen: “A short time later a 29 year-old woman who was jogging along Carlton Gore Rd was confronted by three young women who pulled her to the ground, assaulted her and made off with her head phones.”

Read more in The Aucklander.

Source: www.nzherald.co.nz