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DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEHAVING BADLY

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEHAVING BADLY

11th December 2022 As reported in the Herald Sun on the 8th of December 2022, Deputy Commissioner Neil Paterson allegedly apologised for an incident involving a Red Cross blood donation worker who was left deeply upset by an encounter with him. It is unclear to whom...

RESPECTING POLICE VETERANS & THE CHIEF

RESPECTING POLICE VETERANS & THE CHIEF

4th December 2020 Some time ago, the CAA proposed a plan that made each Police Service Area (PSA) Manager Station Commander responsible for providing recognition for any Police Veterans who passed away in their area of responsibility. The plan was proposed to the...

FLAKKA – A NEW ZOMBIE IN TOWN

FLAKKA – A NEW ZOMBIE IN TOWN

16th November 2022 It is time for those who would decriminalise the use of illicit drugs to think again. Just when you thought it could not get any worse, a new drug, known as Flakka, has hit the streets and, apparently, is doing the rounds in the Dandenong Area. And...

G-Tag   A NEW PARADIGM IN COMMUNITY SAFETY

G-Tag A NEW PARADIGM IN COMMUNITY SAFETY

29th October 2022 First Published 9th Feb 2016 ‘It was claimed by Victoria Police that the G-Tag proposal submitted in 2016 was assessed and  piloted, however, the pilot was not of this proposal but a proposal with similarities that seemed suspiciously like a cover...

IS IBAC FIT FOR PURPOSE?

IS IBAC FIT FOR PURPOSE?

23rd October 2022 Robert Redlich, please cut it out; you are embarrassing yourself and IBAC. The IBAC Commissioner has recently taken to the media to argue a case for increased powers and funding for IBAC, inferring that the lack of these is the cause of their...

POLICE RESERVE – a step closer

POLICE RESERVE – a step closer

20th October 2022 The Chief Commissioner, to his credit, has announced that the idea of using former Police and community volunteers to release more police from non-critical functions is being examined....

WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT.

WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT.

18th Octorber 2022 As we all watched the response of Police to COVID demonstrations, close observers detected an uncomfortable reality was dawning. Is this the new norm?  The community was initially split on the mixed messages that the demonstrators were sending and...

MEASURING POLICE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY

MEASURING POLICE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY

25th September 2022 Policing would have to be one of the most challenging functions to measure. Traditionally the public measurement has been the level of crime and or the road toll, but neither of these measuring techniques adequately measure the effectiveness of...

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