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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...

VICTORIA POLICE – THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

VICTORIA POLICE – THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

20th September 2022 Like most of life's endeavours, when anybody has a problem, they first and foremost have to come to grips with and recognise there is a problem; denial of a problem only works against a solution. Enterprises like Policing are no different. Victoria...

VICTORIA POLICE CORPORATE PLAN   2022-2023

VICTORIA POLICE CORPORATE PLAN 2022-2023

13th September 2022 There is a lot to like about the Victoria Police Corporate Plan https://www.police.vic.gov.au/victoria-police-corporate-plan-2022-2023, and the community we suggest will be pleased with the directions the Force is taking. The Force priorities, even...

Policing in Victoria 2022

Policing in Victoria 2022

The Community Advocacy Alliance Inc (CAA) has submitted this paper, Policing Victoria 2022, to the Chief Commissioner and has made it available to the political decision-makers of this State irrespective of their ideology. We intend to publish their responses so the...

OPERATION WATTS PART 5- Public examinations

OPERATION WATTS PART 5- Public examinations

We have discussed in this series the activity of the Integrity entities contrary to their legislated rules, the lack of equality before the Law, the abuse of legal process by the sidelining of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)and the entities making findings...

OPERATION WATTS PART 3 – DPP ignored

OPERATION WATTS PART 3 – DPP ignored

Red Shirts + Grey Corruption = Whitewash How are we to deal with miscreant Integrity units when they step outside the law? This State has a robust and effective legal system developed since Federation. We acknowledge that there are flaws; however, the 'system' has...

PTSD  or  OSD – WHO WINS?

PTSD or OSD – WHO WINS?

22nd March 2021 The CAA has thought hard and long before venturing into this part of the conundrum that might explain and perhaps help reduce the impact of the devastating psychological disorders befalling Police members. Our concern is that the label Post Traumatic...

It is a big deal

It is a big deal

Depression, Anxiety These are both real I speak from experience It is a big deal.   In a dark place No way I can see This is not how Things should now be   Fearing to leave My one only space Tears in my eyes No smile on my face.   Not ready to talk The...

Victoria Police demand respect

31st May 2019 Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton in his article, ‘Victoria Police demand respect,’ invited readers of the Herald Sun 31/5/19 to; Ask any old school copper if they’ve seen the levels of respect for police change over the years, and their answer will not...

PTSD Case study 3845

PTSD Case study 3845

26th April 2019 It would not be hard to conclude that the horror stories that the Community Advocacy Alliance (CAA) have reported to date would lead readers to believe that these nightmares were confined to the “Other Ranks”, that is below Officer rank but alas for...

Project Police PTSD- Case study 3843

Project Police PTSD- Case study 3843

Editor’s note:3843 has not (yet?) been formally diagnosed with PTSD, but the circumstances of this case are parallel to many who have been. How would you feel if all of a sudden you found that there had been a major exposé on National prime time television alleging...

Project Police PTSD – Case study 3842

Project Police PTSD – Case study 3842

4th April 2019 This case starts off fairly benignly with a respected country Detective Sergeant with substantial service including a period in the Homicide Squad and an unblemished record of service in a large provincial Victorian town. 3842 was responsible for...

Tas govt introduces PTSD compo change

22nd March 2019 The Tasmanian government has introduced a bill aiming to make it easier for emergency workers to access post-traumatic stress disorder compensation. Emergency workers in Tasmania will have better access to post-traumatic stress disorder compensation...

Project PTSD – Case study 3840

Project PTSD – Case study 3840

16th March 2019 Editor’s note: This is the first published story of this project and we chose to start the numbering system of case studies from Lawyer X case numbering, 3838 because like that issue, this has a management problem (Management Matrix) at its core. We...