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Emergency Phone Numbers

Crime Stoppers:

1800 333 000

Policelink:

131 444

2009 –  Advancing Crime Management Practices

 

The Telecommunications Interception Act 2009 was passed by Queensland Parliament in May 2009. The QPS can now use telecommunications interceptions to target criminals involved in organised and serious crime.

 

Four specialist police support vehicles (brawler vans) were deployed in Metropolitan North Region, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Townsville.

 

Construction began on Policelink, the new joint contact centre to be located at Zillmere.

 

The Service played a major role in the national counter terrorism exercise Mercury 08.

 

There are 10 645 sworn staff (25.7% females) and 3982 staff members (as of 30 June 2009).

 

2010 – Providing Community Safety Initiatives

 

An updated educational package called ‘Who’s chatting to your kids?’ was launched to promote safe use of the Internet and social networking technologies.

 

A new One Punch Can Kill website was launched on 30 April 2010 as part of a new advertising campaign to curb youth violence.

 

Covert speed cameras were introduced.

 

The Service hosted the 2009 Hi-Tech Crime Symposium which explored the emergence and potential of cyber warfare and intellectual property theft.

 

The Vehicle Crime Unit was awarded ‘Data Dot investigation of the year’ by the Australasian branch of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

 

There are 10 702 sworn staff (25.8% females) and 4109 staff members (as of 30 June 2010).

Last updated 14/03/2012