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Title: QUEENSLAND - POLICE DEPARTMENT - ANNUAL REPORT - 1979 AUSTRALIA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Queensland Police Dept
Australia
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Queensland Police Dept
Queensland, Australia
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THIS 1979 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, POLICE DEPARTMENT DISCUSSES CRIME AND TRAFFIC CONTROL, SEA AND AIR SEARCHES, TRAINING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS FOR THE YEAR.
Abstract: HIGHLIGHTS OF 1979 INCLUDED PURCHASE AND TRAINING OF A DOG TO DETECT DRUGS, NEW ON-THE-JOB TRAINING FOR JUNIOR OFFICERS IN BRISBANE, AND OPENING OF THE FIRST QUEENSLAND POLICE MUSEUM. TOTAL AMOUNT OF CRIME INCREASED 9 PERCENT OVER 1978, BUT CRIMES DETECTED AS A RESULT OF POLICE INITIATIVE WITHOUT A VICTIM'S COMPLAINT INCREASED 3 PERCENT. CRIME OTHER THAN SELECTED SERIOUS CRIME (RAPE, HOMICIDE, ASSAULT) HAD A CLEARANCE RATE OF 52 PERCENT. SINCE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS ABOUNDED IN 1979, PUBLIC ORDER CONTINUED TO BE AN ISSUE. HOWEVER, SUPPORT FOR RADICALS SEEM TO BE WANING. IN ADDITION TO THESE HIGHLIGHTS, THE REPORT COVERS SEVERAL OTHER AREAS. SPECIAL REPORTS ARE GIVEN FOR CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY, BY CHILDREN, INVOLVING DRUGS AND MOTOR VEHICLES, AND MORE. RECRUITMENT NUMBERS AND ACADEMY TRAINING, SPECIAL POLICE TASK FORCES ADMINISTRATION, POLICE CAR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, AND THE ARSON-BOMB SQUAD, ARE DISCUSSED AS ARE CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS, PROMOTIONS EXAMINATIONS, SPECIAL SQUADS TO INVESTIGATE RAPE, FRAUD, AND OTHER BUREAUS, COMMISSIONS, AND SECTIONS. CURRENT ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN QUEENSLAND HAVE PREVENTED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM IMPLEMENTING MANY OF ITS NEW PROJECTS, BUT GENERAL GOALS REMAIN TO INCREASE CRIME CLEARANCE RATES AND DRUG ABUSE PROSECUTION, IMPROVE STOLEN CAR RECOVERY, AND REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. FINALLY, SPECIAL REPORTS ARE GIVEN ON QUEENSLAND'S REGIONAL JURISDICTIONS. APPENDIXES, PICTURES, MAPS, AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Australia; Police agencies
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