Tag Archives: NSW

Hunter Police To Join Forces

Police from the Hunter’s four largest commands will join forces to combat property theft and drug supply over the next two weekends.

Titled Operation Quad LAC, police attached to the Special Operations Groups at Lake Macquarie, Newcastle City, Port Stephens and Central Hunter will team up, share intelligence and resources and conduct targeted, high-visibility patrols. 

Police said the operation would target offenders with outstanding warrants and court attendance notices, conduct compliance checks on offenders on bail and perform random breath tests. 

Read more in the Newcastle Herald.

Source: www.theherald.com.au

New Crime Data Shows That Drug-Related Offences In New South Wales Schools Skyrocketing

Drug-related offences in NSW schools are at their highest in more than a decade, with nearly 380 incidents recorded last year, according to the latest figures. Police were involved in 377 incidents last year, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. This is the worst figure recorded since 2003.

A NSW Police spokesperson said its officers attended schools when asked to investigate alleged drug-related offences.

“If an offence has taken place, where possible, students will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act,” she said. “NSW Police work closely with schools across the state, with student and youth liaison officers based at every local area command.”

An Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales spokesperson declined to comment, saying it was not possible to identify the school type in the data.

Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

New South Wales Police Wage War On Drug Manufacturers

A clandestine drug lab is raided every few months in the region, according to Tweed-Byron LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen.

He encouraged the public to help police stamp out these labs, which pose a hazard to nearby homes.

Read more in The Northern Star.

Source: www.northernstar.com.au

Nominate a New South Wales Police Officer For Customer Service Excellence Award

The NSW Police Force is committed to working with our communities to make everyone safer and to do this we need to be professional, accessible, take appropriate action and keep you informed.

Customer service is one of the highest priorities of every police officer.

The NSW Police Force would like to offer you the opportunity to nominate a New South Wales Police sworn or non sworn officer, for the 2015 Customer Service Excellence Award.

Read more about the award and consider your nomination.

Source: www.police.nsw.gov.au

Sydney Woman Hits Five Cars During High-Speed Chase With Two Children In Her Car

An unlicensed driver with two young children in her car has been charged after leading police on a high-speed chase in Sydney’s southwest, hitting five cars and crashing in the front yard of a house.

Police said the driver side-swiped three cars and slammed into the back of a silver Hyundai, before mounting the kerb, hitting a van, and stopping in the front yard of a house.

Read more in Sydney Morning Herald.

Source: www.smh.com.au

NSW Government’s Criminal Law Review Division Director Penny Musgrave Gone

The NSW government’s Criminal Law Review Division, which clashed with NSW police by resisting mandatory sentences for alcohol-fuelled violence, has been abolished. Penny Musgrave, director of the  division for the past seven years, took redundancy on May 29.

Ms Musgrave is understood to have resisted former premier Barry O’Farrell’s proposal for nine mandatory prison sentences for alcohol-fuelled violence, which originally included four years prison for affray and two years prison for assaulting a police officer.

Only one mandatory sentence, an eight-year minimum for a one-punch assault causing death, passed Parliament.

Read more in Namoi Valley Independent.

Source: www.nvi.com.au

Ulladulla Ice Forum Looks At Ways Forward

The horrors of using methylamphetamine, better known as ice, have been outlined in a forum in Ulladulla on Wednesday night as people search for solutions and ways forward.

A Group of ice addicts is living in Bendalong, residents of the small seaside village have told Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis.

And while the residents said they were reluctant to report the group to police because the users of ice, or methylamphetamine, were not affecting other people, Mrs Sudmalis reminded them how dedicated North Nowra family man and charity fundraiser Scott Morrison was killed in a car accident last year caused by a person who was affected by ice, and also died in the collision.

Mrs Sudmalis told an ice forum in Ulladulla on Wednesday night she questioned the residents about whether they would be safe on the village’s roads, adding they needed to report the group to police.

“There is no excuse for not standing up for your community,” she told the forum attend by about 120 people.

The importance of reporting matters to police was one of the key messages emphasised during the forum in the Ulladulla Civic Centre.

Read more in Ulladulla Times.

Source: www.ulladullatimes.com.au

Real Nose For Trouble: Drug Dog Makes Eight Detections During CBD Operation At Dubbo

A Police operation targeting illegal drugs in Dubbo has produced results almost immediately, with officers recording eight positive tests in just one morning.

Police from Orana Local Area Command carried out the high-visibility operation in the Dubbo central business district on Wednesday.

A black drug detection dog and its handler were part of the team who took to the CBD as part of the initiative targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs, according to Orana Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Scott Tanner.

He said the officers and the dog entered shops, walked along the main street and made their way through other high-traffic areas.

In the four hours between 8am and midday on Wednesday, Inspector Tanner said, officers made two positive detections for ice, five for cannabis and one for prescription drugs.

Read more in the Daily Liberal.

Source: www.dailyliberal.com.au

Dubbo Residents Urged To Report Drug Houses To Police As Ice War Rages On

Dubbo is being targeted in a new campaign that calls on the community to “join the fight” against the drug crystal methamphetamine, better known as ice.

The city is one of seven communities being targeted in the state-wide campaign, due to the high prevalence of ice-related crime. Ice use in Dubbo has risen dramatically in recent years with arrest rates for amphetamine (including methamphetamine) related offences also increasing.

Read more in the Daily Liberal.

Source: www.dailyliberal.com.au

Police Raid Chemical Company Used As A ‘Front’ For Drug Labs

New South Wales Police Force have arrested a man and raided a commercial property as part of an investigation into a business believed to be a ‘front’ for the diversion and use of chemicals in the manufacture of prohibited drugs.

Watch the video on Mandurah Mail website.

Source: www.mandurahmail.com.au