Category Archives: Opinion

WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

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Police Minister Liza Harvey and Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy championed the local policing initiative

Faced with an increase in crime (16.6% above the previous year) across a range of offences since last winter, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has indefinitely suspended the local policing initiative (Frontline 2020) to boost police capacity to respond to crime. Continue reading WA Police Suspends Local Policing Initiatives To Focus On Faster Intervention

Man Granted Bail After Repeatedly Ramming Police Car and Injuring Officers

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A man who repeatedly rammed a marked NSW Police vehicle and then assaulted two officers has been granted bail. Both police officers required medical attention for injuries. Continue reading Man Granted Bail After Repeatedly Ramming Police Car and Injuring Officers

French Police Admit Mistakes In Response To Paris Terror Attacks

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After weeks of mourning, solemn commemorations and debate, France is finally turning its attention to the alleged shortcomings of its police response on the night of terror in Paris on November 13 when Islamist gunmen killed 130 people and injured several hundred. Continue reading French Police Admit Mistakes In Response To Paris Terror Attacks

Unmarked Police Car With “My Family” Stickers Sparks “Outrage”

From Gold Coast Bulletin: An unmarked police car with “My Family” stickers has sparked “widespread outrage” and gone viral on social media after it was photographed in Surfers Paradise.  Continue reading Unmarked Police Car With “My Family” Stickers Sparks “Outrage”

Exclusive Report: Revealing How Police Use Social Media To Subvert Your Choices

We reveal how Police use Twitter and Facebook to change human behaviour. The following list is a proof that our Police can make an impact in our lives.

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Former Scotland Yard Chief: Police Cuts Will Make An Isis Attack In UK Easier

The government’s planned large budget cuts to the police in the UK will make it easier for Islamic State to stage a terrorist attack, Britain’s former head of counter-terrorism has warned.

Former Scotland Yard chief Robert Quick told the Guardian that the supply of intelligence from communities that identifies suspects and stops violent extremists inflicting carnage also risks being choked off.

“It will make Britain more vulnerable to terrorism. It will damage the police’s ability to counter terrorism if neighbourhood policing is cut. It will lead to a loss of intelligence, a loss of confidence and trust,” Quick said.

As Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner, Quick was head of counter-terrorism for the UK from 2008 to 2009.

His comments came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for cuts to the police budget to be limited to 5%, with police chiefs braced for the Conservatives to inflict cuts of at least 25%.

Since the Paris atrocities police chiefs have intensified their lobbying over the planned cuts, arguing that they would lead to a large loss of community officers, and the intelligence they generate from the public.

Read more in The Guardian.

When Citizens Force The Police To Resort To Using Force

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From a letter to the Ledger:

Thanks to the president, his former attorney general, Al Sharpton, Black Lives Matter and their ilk, a once great America is currently approaching lawlessness. Increasing murder and other crime rates seem to coincide with attacks on law enforcement officers. Gee, what a coincidence.

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Former Victoria Police Chief Wants Drugged-up Criminals To Face Harsher Penalties

There’s a push for drugged-up-criminals to face additional penalties if caught offending while under the influence.

Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Kel Glare said the legal system shouldn’t allow drugs to be viewed as an excuse.

“In my view, they ought to have something added to their sentence,” he said on 3AW Mornings’ Ideas Factory.

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Victoria Police Won’t Cop Ashley Madison Strife

Victorian police who used their work email addresses to access online dating site Ashley Madison won’t face disciplinary action. Ashley Madison is not an ordinary dating site as it markets itself as a site for cheaters. Earlier this week, hackers stole the details of the site’s users, including names, email addresses, credit cards and other very sensitive information.

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Support Your Local Police And Push For A Boost In Staffing

Community vigilance is needed to help keep the Fleurieu’s people safe. But it is also the responsibility of South Australian Police and the government to keep a watchful eye on the Fleurieu and boost our police numbers as the population increases, and if crime does too.

For two robberies, at Goolwa Priceline and Bank SA, to take place in broad daylight along the south coast in less than a week is shocking.

Kudos most go to the local police who caught those responsible just hours after each robbery occurred.

An increase in population, lack of job security and the increase of drugs in society are factors that can result in more crime. As was seen in 2013 during a spate of crime in Goolwa, the community called for an increase in police numbers and it was granted.

While there is nothing the general punter can do to stop such acts [robberies] occurring, we can all make it our responsibility to look out for others.

By keeping in contact with people and making it known that you are watching and care, you help build trust in the community.

Read more in Victor Harbour Times.