Issues tagged "Police"

Murderous Denials

01.06.2010

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Who murdered Jenny De Gruchy, her daughter Sarah and son Adrian, in their Albion Park home in March 1996? Was it hardened criminals, or Matthew De Gruchy, Jenny's son and the brother to Sarah and Adrian?

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Mad or Bad? The murder of Pamela King

01.06.2010

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The investigation into the 2001 Canberra murder of Pamela King. A murderer was able to avoid legal culpability for a brutal crime which, at first, appeared to be an “open and shut” case.

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Murders In The Northern Territory

01.06.2008

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The bound bodies of two women were thrown into a crocodile infested river. Unfortunately for the murderers, the bodies were found before they were eaten. A major investigation commences for the Northern Territory Police.

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Off the Rails

01.06.2008

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Friday 31 January 2003 in Sydney started with a balmy morning and the promise of hot and humid conditions. Within hours, seven would die in a horrific train crash, requiring a major rescue operation in remote bushland.

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The Kidnapping and Murder of Graeme Thorne

01.07.1963

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A full overview of the scientific aspects regarding one of Australia's most notorious crimes.

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Death on the Gateway

01.02.2011

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An overturned bus with 12 dead. A crash investigation commences ...

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A Nightmare on Crown Street

01.09.1998

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A brutal double murder on Christmas Day 1988, involving disembowelment and partial decapitation. A graphic account of events from one of the first two police on the scene.

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An Enigmatic Death

18.03.2011

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From the APJ's archives, the bizarre circumstances causing the death of a lonely farmer.

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Centennial for Police Prosecutors

12.04.2011

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In 1911 the then Inspector General (Commissioner) of the NSW Police chose a small group of men with suitable educational qualifications, to form the nucleus of a prosecuting section to perform the specialised duty of presenting the case for the Crown to the presiding Stipendiary Magistrate. This initiative enjoyed immediate success with the Magistrates of the day commending the police for their efficient and able presentation of court evidence.

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Crocodile Tears - The Murder of Jody Galante

25.05.2011

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The investigation into the brutal murder of Jody Galante.

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The Insatiable Rapist

01.07.2011

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An account of the police investigation into a series of chilling crimes committed by a rapist for over two decades, and the attempts by his partner to protect him.

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A Cruel Sea

31.08.2011

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A dramatic true account of a rescue at sea in the most dangerous of weather conditions, conducted by police in 1974.

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Christchurch Earthquake

01.12.2011

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Dramatic recollections of the police response to New Zealand's greatest natural disaster.

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Tour Down Under - A Police Perspective

01.03.2012

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This article outlines a strategy developed by the South Australia Police for "The Tour Down Under", the largest annual and multi-award winning sporting tourism event in South Australia.

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Emergency Management - The Pyrolysis Issue

01.03.2012

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An overview of how some Western Australian police learned the hard way about a little known phenomenon that can cause vehicle tyres to explode without readily visible warning.

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No Ordinary Sunday

02.03.2012

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How a zipper stopped a TASER® and started a gunfight during an armed robbery in Sydney, in 2009.

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Western Australian Police Help To Clear Land Mines

01.06.2012

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This article outlines how some officers from the Western Australia Police are helping in the effort to clear land mines in Cambodia.

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

01.06.2012

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A recollection of the police investigation into a brutal 2006 murder of a Korean national, in the Gold Coast area of Queensland.

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The Norfolk Island Police Force

03.01.2013

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A brief overview of the Norfolk Island Police Force.

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Tonga Police Force's Patch Explained

01.06.2011

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The outside back cover of each issue of the Australian Police Journal features an iconic element of police force uniforms from Australasia and the South West Pacific.

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Police Patches: the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force

19.08.2012

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The outside back cover of each issue of the Australian Police Journal features an iconic element of police force uniforms from Australasia and the South West Pacific.

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The Corpse in the Culvert

01.09.2012

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A case study of a brutal and senseless murder involving illicit drugs and alcohol.

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The Auburn Tragedy: The Murder of Constable Long

01.09.2012

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A worthy article remembering the service of Constable Samuel William Long, who was murdered during the evening of 19 January 1903, when he disturbed a burglary in progress.

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The Weightman Murders: Strike Force Tenos

01.12.2012

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What drives a son to murder his parents? This detailed case study explores how the son and his accomplice almost escaped justice, and how police were able to learn from past mistakes and errors.

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Fly-by-Nighters:

01.03.2013

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How State and Federal law enforcement agencies collaborated to dismantle a drug smuggling syndicate that utilised Australian Airports

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The Little Pebble: Cult Leader & Child Sex Offender

01.03.2013

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A compelling account of an investigation into the horrific actions of a cult leader.

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Kava in the Northern Territory: a Unique Situation

01.03.2013

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A report on the law enforcement and associated health and social challenges posed by the illicit Kava trade in the Northern Territory.

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Bowling Bandits Meet the Jacks!

01.03.2013

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An armed robbery, high speed vehicle chase, violent crash and the search.

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The Darkest Side of Human Nature

01.06.2013

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The police investigation into a bizarre murder that revealed the grubby side of human nature.

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Fatal Night in Fremantle

01.09.2013

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The story of the murder of Police Constable Joseph O'Connell, and the manhunt for his killer.

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Caught Red-Handed

31.08.2013

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The investigation into a series of bank robberies in the NSW Southern Highlands.

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Possessed by the Devil

01.12.2013

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The police investigation into the brutal murder of a three-year-old boy. The murderer - the boy's father.

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State of Policing ‘Firsts’ Hosts Landmark Event

01.03.2014

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The 2013 Australasian Council of Women in Policing Conference, held in Adelaide, South Australia.

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The Case of the Case-Maker's Hammer

01.03.2014

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A brutal murder remained unsolved for several years until a vital piece of evidence was recovered from a river near Longford, Tasmania. This is the gripping story of how police tracked and apprehended the interstate killer.

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For the Term of his Unnatural Life

01.03.2014

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The frightening story of convicted sexual offender Kevin John Carr, and the police investigation that culminated in his imprisonment for the rest of his life.

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Death by Misadventure

01.06.2014

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The story of an investigation into a case where a man died from severe burns received at a nursing home, and the critical role that CCTV played in helping police.

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40 Minutes of Madness

01.06.2014

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An overview of 'Strike Force Blue Bonnet', the police investigation into an episode of home invasion, assault, sexual assault and the theft of drugs.

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Delivering Security: Building Police Capacity

11.06.2014

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The Australian Federal Police's International Deployment Group (IDG) turned 10 in 2014. This article provides a brief history and the current commitments of the IDG.

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Good Friday - Bad Sunday

19.09.2014

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An account of the brutal murders of Constable George Doyle and Mr Albert Dahlke, in a remote part of Queensland.

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Criminal Investigation Dinner

24.08.2015

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An upcoming event for law enforcement personnel.

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The Mutilator

01.09.2015

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The grizzly story of arguably Australia's first serial killer.

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All For Nothing: The Death of Constable McGrath

01.09.2015

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The gripping account of the murder of a Victoria Police officer in 1915.

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The Murder of Constable John Holman

01.09.2016

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A tribute to a fallen police officer, and an account of the crime and its aftermath.

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An Extraordinary History

01.09.2017

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An overview of the history of Australia's most unique police unit, which traces its origins to the darkest days of World War 2.

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Never a Dull Moment

01.09.2017

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A vivid recollection of a robbery gone wrong, a police pursuit marred by violence, a murder, and a dramatic shootout with police.

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Tasmania Police Professionalisation

01.08.2017

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Tasmania Police paves the way for professional recognition of police as experts in their field.

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Police Rescue & Bomb Disposal

01.09.2017

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An advertisement for an exciting and dramatic history of Australia's most unique police unit.

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Cadaver Research in the Northern Territory

01.03.2017

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A fascinating article on research into decomposition rates in the various soils of Australia's Northern Territory.

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The Siege at Adjungbilly

01.03.2017

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Having your life threatened by a man firing a rifle at you is, thankfully, a sensation most officers will never endure. This happened to the author though, in February 2001.

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