Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2089..
specific details of the number of course participants who fail recertification being maintained. The test is passed by 30% - 40% of participants during their initial attempt. The balance of participants pass during subsequent testing which is conducted within a short period of time. Officers are required to complete subsequent testing as soon as practicable. A maximum of 20 participants are able to undertake a course. Courses average 18 - 20 participants. A minimum composition of one instructor to three students applies to all courses and ensures close supervision and quality of instruction.
(7) (a) A minimum of one, and commonly two, practice tests are completed by an officer before undertaking the Serial Qualifying Test.
(b) The recertification process requires an average of 150 discharges per officer.
(Question No 1143)
Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2006:
(1) How many trail bike riders have been charged with illegal riding in nature parks in the ACT for each month of the 2005-2006 financial year to date;
(2) What offences have those illegal riders been charged with;
(3) How many complaints have been received regarding illegal trail bike riders in the ACT for each month of the 2005-2006 financial year to date;
(4) Were ACT Policing officers involved in the recent operation by NSW Police and the National Parks and Wildlife Service targeting illegal trail bike riders in the areas surrounding Canberra; if so, in what capacity did they participate; if not, why not.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) There is no specific offence category that relates only to trail bike riders for reporting purposes. Therefore, in order to identify incidents and offences involving only trail bike riders requires manual data extraction and examination of individual records which would require a significant and protracted commitment of resources, and is not possible within the required timeframe.
(2) Refer to the answer to Question 1.
(3) Refer to the answer to Question 1.
(4) ACT Policing was not involved as the area covered is not within the ACT's jurisdiction.
Policing-employment security checks
(Question No 1147)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2006 (redirected to the Chief Minister):