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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 18 August 2005 2005) . . Page.. 2996 ..


On how many occasions in the last 12 months has only one police patrol been available to cover shifts in either the North or South districts and could those occasions be listed;

If minimum patrol strengths for each station comprise one sergeant and eight team members for all standard shifts, for example day / afternoon / evening, on how many occasions in the last 12 months have these required minimums not been met and could these occasions be listed;

How many police patrols have visited (a) Chisholm, (b) Calwell and (c) Richardson shops in the last 12 months and on how many occasions have these been visits that do not relate to a particular incident report;

Do police regularly patrol and visit local shopping centres; if so, how often do they ‘dismount’ from their vehicles and speak to the shopkeepers and youth at shopping centres in order to promote a ‘community policing presence’;

How often have police visited Melrose High School in the last 12 months to carry out ‘community policing’ duties or to participate in educational activities or speak to youth at risk there;

If there have been no visits in the last 12 months why not;

How often are regular ‘community policing’ visits undertaken at other high schools in the ACT and how many such visits have occurred in the last 12 months;

If no such visits have occurred, why not;

How many (a) sworn and (b) unsworn police officers have left, for example resigned, retired, been made redundant or transferred out of, ACT Policing in each of the last four financial years;

How many of the 583 sworn ACT police officers are on restricted duty because of a Comcare claim or return to work program or similar;

How many officers who are currently on leave or restricted duties are holding down ‘sworn officer’ positions;

What is the population ‘catchment size’ that (a) Tuggeranong, (b) Woden, (c) Belconnen, (d) City and (e) Gungahlin police stations are required to service;

What were the relative strengths of sworn police patrols on duty and how many patrol cars were deployed on duty at Belconnen Station at (a) midday and (b) midnight on 2 May 2005;

How many police patrols dismounted from cars and visited the business owners, the shop keepers and talked to shoppers at Chisholm Shops during daily shopping hours each day from 7 to 20 March 2005 inclusive;

How many police patrols visited Calwell High School to deliver any form of community safety education to students in Years (a) 7, (b) 8, (c) 9, (d) 10, (e) 11 and (f) 12, each month from May 2004 to May 2005 inclusive.

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


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