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The Australian Police Journal (APJ) is Australasia’s pre-eminent record of true crime and policing issues.

The magazine is published quarterly on behalf of Australian police commissioners, so as to educate and inform police and interested members of the community, in policing and related topics – both contemporary and historical. 

From its humble beginning in October 1946 (when the first issue was published) the APJ has expanded considerably. There are currently over 23,000 subscribers throughout Australia, the Pacific and beyond. While most subscribers are serving or retired police, there are many who are not but who are interested in learning about policing and community safety.

The APJ is administered by a not-for-profit company (Australian Police Journal Limited) representing all Australian police agencies. 

Informative articles relevant to policing are welcome from all authors. Each article will be assessed on its merits and compatibility with the aims of the company. Authors are fully acknowledged.

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