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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2004 2004) . . Page.. 331 ..


How many police officers have been fined while off duty in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04;

On how many occasions referred to in part (3) has a more senior officer written to the Department of Urban Services or the Police Camera Unit to seek an officer be exonerated from a fine;

On how many occasions referred to in part (3) has an officer escaped punishment for speeding and what were the reasons given for the speeding offence in the first place.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Any appeal or dispute for the Camera Infringement Notice (CIN) is dealt with by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Response as per question 1.

The Traffic Camera Office does not hold information on the employment status of any individual issued with a CIN.

The Department of Urban Services has no record of any letters fitting the description in the question as all appeals or disputes are handled by the AFP.

Response as per question 1.


Police force—off duty speeding fines(Question No 23)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 7 December 2004:

Is there any leniency for off duty police officers who are caught speeding in escaping with no penalty from that offence;

If so, is the leniency shown any different to the average motorist who appeals a speeding fine;

How many police officers have been fined while off duty in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03 and (c) 2003-04;

On how many occasions referred to in part (3) has a more senior officer written to the Department of Urban Services or the Police Camera Unit to seek an officer be exonerated from a fine;

On how many occasions referred to in part (3) has an officer escaped punishment for speeding and what were the reasons given for the speeding offence in the first place.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Under the normal process for issuing traffic fines, off duty police officers and other members of the community are not identified by their occupation, and police are treated like any other community member who is found to be speeding.


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