DECLARED TESTING FACILITIES.

If police have not tested a drug in a declared testing facility can the evidence of their determination outside of the declared testing facility be relied upon?   In accordance with Section 97(1) Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, the Chief Commissioner of Police has declared the following as declared testing facilities:     Read More …

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the United Nations relating to a Seminar on the Role of the Police in the Protection of Human Rights

  Australian Treaty Series 1963 No 32 DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE CANBERRA   Agreement between the Government of Australia and the United Nations relating to a Seminar on the Role of the Police in the Protection of Human Rights   (Canberra, 13 May 1963)   Entry into force: 13 May 1963   AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES 1963 No. Read More …

Improving police practices and procedures

Recommendation 14–1            Commonwealth, state and territory governments should review police procedures and practices so that the law is enforced fairly, equally and without discrimination with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 14.19  Throughout this Inquiry, a number of stakeholders informed the ALRC that police practices and policies contribute to the over-incarceration of Aboriginal Read More …

Understanding discretion in modern Policing

As in other organisations, officers in a police service, from the Commissioner to the officer on patrol, are all called upon to exercise discretion. The focus in this article, however, is exclusively on the generally “lower level” exercise of discretion with respect to law enforcement (investigation, search, arrest, prosecution, etc) and public order policing, in Read More …

CODE OF CONDUCT ~ Western Australia Police.

Police members must adhere to all policy, protocols and procedures including those contained in the Police Act 1892, Police Force Regulations 1979, the Police Manual and any other lawful directive. Criminal action, corruption, unlawful conduct, dishonest and unethical conduct, breaches of discipline and conflicts of interest, and failure to report the same, relating to Police, Read More …

Open Letter Concerning the Police Enforcement of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

This document has been signed by 70 police officers concerned with a takeover within Australia who state ~ We are reaching out to all our fellow police officers across the country, to write a similar letter to their respective police commissioners, or sign our form at https://advocateme.wixsite.com/copsforcovidtruth to show your support for this stance, which Read More …

Independent Investigation of Complaints against the Police

Police are granted powers by the state and it is the state’s responsibility to ensure that these powers are not abused. Police must be fully accountable for their every action when interacting with citizens. Police who abuse the trust of Victorians must be held accountable. Existing accountability mechanisms in Victoria have consistently failed to maintain Read More …