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Man Detained After Crashing Car Into Adelaide’s Sturt Police Station

7382928-3x2-700x467A man has crashed his car through the front glass doors of the Sturt police station, in Adelaide’s south.

Police said the car crashed through two automated glass doors at the station’s entrance about 2:00am on Wednesday.

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Queensland Labor ‘Goes Soft On Crime’: Cuts New Station and Patrols in Pacific Pines

Pacific Pines – the Gold Coast’s fastest growing suburb will not get a police station and weekend patrols by two officers based at the neighbourhood beat are unlikely to resume. Continue reading Queensland Labor ‘Goes Soft On Crime’: Cuts New Station and Patrols in Pacific Pines

Queensland Police Charge Ten Year Old Boy With Police Station Arson

A 10-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a police station in the north-west Queensland mining town of Mount Isa was gutted by fire early Saturday.

The boy remained in custody on Saturday night. Police are believed to be opposing bail. The 10-year-old was one of two children questioned by police after the station went up in flames in a suspected torching about 1.45am.

A number of residents called emergency services to report the police beat at Pioneer, in the town’s inner east, was ablaze. There were also several reports of explosions. The premises were engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived.

Mt Isa police district Detective Inspector Chris Hodgman said that a resident police officer usually stays at the station, but was not there overnight Friday. The officer lost a number of personal possessions in the blaze, along with the significant amount of police property at the station.

Anyone with information is asked to phone CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Read more in Brisbane Times.

Upgraded Queensland Police Station Opens In Laidley

The reopened Laidley Police station
The new Laidley Police station
Police in Laidley will be able to provide better responses to the growing local community following the official opening of a new police station.

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing was joined by Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller to officially open the station after a seven month refurbishment which commenced in October 2014.

“Queensland is undergoing constant demographic growth resulting in rising demands for policing services,” Deputy Commissioner Pointing said.

“Our consideration of these factors has resulted in this important capital investment to ensure the safety in the Lockyer Valley.

“This facility now caters for 22 uniform and 4 plain clothes child protection investigation unit officers servicing the Lockyer Valley and its additional resources will meet the foreseeable future needs.”

The refurbished building was originally the Laidley Courthouse and Public Offices which was opened in February 1964 housing the Courthouse, State Government offices and the Police.

Laidley was a two man station between 1863 and 1910 and then a three man station between 1911 and 1919.

The first two police officers stationed at Laidley are believed to have been Acting Sergeant William Gunn who served at Laidley from 1863 to 1868 and Constable Thomas Raleigh who served from 1863 to 1865.

Laidley Police Station c.1951

After a report submitted by a Sergeant to the Inspector-in-Charge of Ipswich Police District in May 1884 outlining the condition of the police building, a tender for the erection of a new Police Station at Laidley was called.

The new Police Station and courthouse were completed in 1886, however in June 1949 the station was badly damaged by fire and subsequently an office in the Courthouse was used as a temporary Police Station. A new station, with an office and attached police residence, was completed in July 1951.

Source: myPolice QPS News (used under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence).

New Sale Police Station Is Now Officially Open

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Minister for Police Wade Noonan officially open the Sale police station.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Minister for Police Wade Noonan officially open the Sale police station.

The new purpose-built Sale police station was officially opened on Wednesday, with Victoria Police chiefs spruiking its operational and ecological benefits and its expansive spaces.

Newly-appointed Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Police Minister Wade Noonan unveiled a plaque to officially open the Reeve St complex, which has already been in operation for four months.

With water tanks, solar panels and sustainable design initiatives, the new headquarters for the Wellington police service area is the state’s most environmentally friendly police complex. 

Mr Noonan said the operational benefits of the move were clear to see and marvelled at the incorporation of heritage aspects of the old Sale Gaol into the new building. 

The old Sale Gaol
The old Sale Gaol

“What has been created here in Sale has been many, many years in the making,” Mr Noonan said. 

“But it’s a building that’s obviously designed to assist our local police but also provide capacity for growth in the future and obviously by extension, help make the community safer. 

A public open day for the new police station has been touted, however a date it is yet to be confirmed.

Read more in Gippsland Times.


Goulburn Police Station Inspection Time: Commissioner’s Visit a Chance To Thank the Troops

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione joined Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant for a visit in Goulburn last week as part of a whirlwind regional tour.

“It was a chance to catch up and say thank you to the troops, to encourage them and let them know their work is valued,” Comm. Scipione said of their Tuesday night stopover.

“It’s also a way to get back in touch with reality.

“These Police out there on the streets, they are the real heroes who keep us safe.”

He told the Post the future was bright for policing in Goulburn – with ongoing minor upgrades to the Academy and a strong, experienced team at the Station.

While in town last week, Comm. Scipione awarded Goulburn General Administrative Support Officer (GASO) Rebecca Doughty with a special award for scoring 100 per cent in a customer service survey. 

Read more in Goulburn Post.

Source: www.goulburnpost.com.au

Minister for Police Troy Grant and Commissioner Andrew Scipione Visit Bowral Police Station

Drug use in the Highlands and plans for a new police station were a high priority for leading police representatives during a visit to Bowral Police Station.

Minister for Police and Deputy Premier Troy Grant visited the station with Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione on Wednesday.

Mr Grant said he was impressed by the men and women at Bowral Police Station who were “extraordinarily proud to serve this community”.

He said their work and dedication was reflected in the region’s statistics.

“The crime statistics in this area are incredibly positive, and we have local police who care about the community,” he said.

The $14.85 million dollar police station project proposed for the Southern Highlands is still in the planning stage.

Read more in Southern Highland News.

Source: www.southernhighlandnews.com.au

Where To Get Lost Keys in Geelong: Police Station

Car keys have been revealed as the item most likely to be handed into police, prompting calls for residents to check their pockets.

Leading Senior Constable Sean Rafferty said officers were being handed missing keys to cars, houses and businesses daily and called for anyone who thought they may have lost keys to visit a local police station.

Read more in Geelong Advertiser.

Source: www.geelongadvertiser.com.au

Demolished Morisset Police Station Was Home for Former Police Chief Les Norris

For most of the community, Morisset police station was just a building.

For former Morisset police chief Les Norris it was also his home of eight years.

The old station has been demolished to make way for a new $2 million building with construction due to be finished in October.

Mr Norris, 80, and wife Margaret lived in a small residence attached to a front office, which doubled as the police station, from 1971 to 1979. The police lock-up was also attached to the residence.

Mr Norris said the lock-up was “a 12-foot by 12-foot room” and “more like a shed” than a cell.

In those days, Sergeant Norris didn’t have to put too many people into the lock-up but that’s not to say he wasn’t busy.

Morisset police station had only two officers to cover an area which spanned Wyee, Wangi Wangi, Cooranbong, the Morisset peninsula and everything in between.

Read more in Lakes Mail.

Source: www.lakesmail.com.au

Three Springs Celebrates New Police Station

The problem of what to do with an empty Agriculture Department building and an outdated police station was resolved when the Minister for Police opened a new police station in Three Springs today. 

Agricultural Region MLC Brian Ellis joined Police Minister Liza Harvey, Assistant Police Commissioner Murray Smalpage, shire representatives and other guests to mark the opening a $2.2million refurbishment which converted the former Agriculture Department into a modern police station.

Mr Ellis said the old police station, which was constructed in 1964, was in poor condition and had limited functionality.

Read more in the Central Advocate.

Source: www.centraladvocate.com.au