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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4468..


Table 3: Percentage of selected offences at schools in the ACT involving violence or vandalism resulting in charges - 01 January 2001 to 28 September 2003

Offence type

2001

2002

01 Jan to 28 Sep 2003

Assault causing actual bodily harm

Assault other

Arson

Other property damage

47%

49%

2%

12%

64%

39%

14%

5%

29%

53%

0%

8%

Source: PROMIS database as at 29 September 2003

(5) Although ACT Policing may hold this data, it would be time consuming and resource intensive to extract this information. To do so, would require detaled analysis of individual incidents and cases. The Department of Education, Youth and Family Services also does not collect the level of data required to provide a response to this question.

Police capacity

(Question No 977)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on

25 September 2003:

In relation to police capacity:

(1) How many police, by rank, are currently on medical restrictions but continue to work;

(2) Of those police on medical restrictions and who are continuing to work, what are their actual organisational positions within ACT Policing;

(3) What percentage of patrol police positions are non-active because the police in those positions have been transferred to non-patrol/desk duties due to medical restrictions;

(4) What steps have been taken to ensure that patrol positions vacated for 14 days or longer due to illness are being filled at the earliest opportunity.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Forty-two sworn members, were on medical restrictions as of 1 October 2003. Given the relatively small numbers involved, it is inappropriate to provide a detailed break down of rank as it may unintentionally lead to officers being identified. The work of members on medical restrictions range from probational constable to sergeant. An additional number of sworn members work in non-operational positions, due to medical restrictions not related to work place injuries.

(2) The work areas of those on medical restrictions and continuing to work include areas such as North and South District patrols, the Territory Investigations Group, the Operational Monitoring and Intelligence Support and Prosecution and Judicial Support teams, the Specialist Response and Security team, Traffic Operations, Crime Prevention, National AFP, and Learning and Development.

(3) Zero percentage of patrol police positions are non-active due to medical conditions.


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