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Police Report 15th March 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019


Dog Ownership

Police have had numerous calls lately regarding dogs roaming free around the Island and causing local residents a fair amount of concern and discomfort.   This includes reports of dogs on restricted beaches, dogs chasing domestic chooks and unfortunately on one recent incident, killing a cat inside a home.


All owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs are registered and kept under control.  Failure to control your dog, whether through neglect or recklessness, can have legal consequences both Criminal and Civil ($500 for killing a domestic animal).  Please ensure your dogs are secured in a fenced area, inside the home or on a secure chain.


Please see the Norfolk Island Dogs Registration Regulations 1994 for further information regarding responsibilities and fines.


Firearms

All firearm owners are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that your firearm is stored correctly and in an approved storage unit, this includes safe storage in an approved case when transporting.  If you have any questions relating to what is expected of you as a firearm owner, please contact us at the station.


Theft

There have been two recent incidents involving theft of property from local residents.  One involves money taken from a vehicle at Emily Bay, and a second theft from a garage on a private property.  If anyone knows someone who has come into recent possession of a Stihl brand chainsaw Model MS181C (orange and dark grey in colour) or has information pertaining to the theft of money from the vehicle please contact police.


Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.


Norfolk Island Police Force                                          

PO Box 470                                                                          Email:                    enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                                                          Facebook:           Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

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Police Report - 7 March 2019

Thursday, March 07, 2019


EVER CONSIDERED A CAREER WITH THE AFP?

 The AFP is currently seeking candidates for their AFP GRADUATE PROGRAM 2020.

About the AFP

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

What do I need?

You will need a Tertiary Qualification and the ability to seek a Level 1 Negative Vetting (Secret) clearance.  

What does the position entail?

As a graduate at the AFP you will have the opportunity to contribute to the critical and dynamic work of Australia’s leading law enforcement agency. Whilst on the program you will have the opportunity to:

  • undertake targeted professional development opportunities
  • complete a number of work area rotations; exposing you to different elements of the AFP
  • access graduate specific support including buddies, mentors and other organisational networks
  • complete corporate and community based graduate projects
  • Meet with executive staff and other senior leaders across the commonwealth.

Applications close prior to 1159hrs on 4 April 2019.

Website: https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/vacancies

 

NATIONAL POLICE CHECKS

NIPF often receive requests for National Police checks to be completed.  Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to undertake this on the Island.  We are also aware that seeking a Police Check through NSW requires the ‘Applicant’ to physically go to the nearest police station in New South Wales.  This is off course not practical for residents of Norfolk Island who share a NSW Post code. 

The good news however is that the National Police Checks can be conducted ‘On-Line’ for Norfolk Island residents.  Conducting these inquiries on-line will provide a much more efficient cost effective method. 

How to gain access

Go to the AFP website www.afp.gov.au

At the top of the screen select WHAT WE DO tab

On the left menu - select SERVICES and then POLICE/CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS and finally NATIONAL POLICE CHECKS

All the information required to undertake the process is then provided including the option to undertake the process completely on-line, or if preferred, you can print out the form and post the application back. 

The current cost (as of March 2019) for a National Police Check is $42.00 and for a National Police Check combined with a Fingerprint Check is $99.00. 

The current processing time for the National Police Check to be completed is 15 working days from the date the application is received.  For a Fingerprint Check this expands out to 30 working days, so please, plan ahead. 

Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.

Norfolk Island Police Force                                          

PO Box 470                                                                          Email:                    enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                                          Facebook:           Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

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Police Report 21 February 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019


Traffic safety near Emily Bay- Swim Carnival

Could all members of NI and visitors please be mindful that the NI Central School are holding their swim carnival at Emily Bay next Wednesday 27th February 2019.  As such NIPF are urging people to be even more mindful of slowing down and paying a high degree of care when driving at or near Emily Bay from 7am-5pm. 


Are you prepared for a storm?

Tropical Cyclone Oma battered Vanuatu earlier this week and a few of you are probably tracking Oma’s path on the free weather web pages (windy.com is a good one). This is a timely reminder to please check that you have a “storm kit” on hand as we move through this cyclone season. A basic storm kit should contain:

  • Your “home emergency plan”
  • Portable, battery operated radio and spare batteries
  • Torches and spare batteries
  • Candles and matches
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Camp stove or gas burner

For more information on preparing your home, visit www.stormwise.com.au.

Water Safety

With the weather being quite warm and humid lately (all be it a little wet) it is a timely reminder for us all to not become complacent when it comes to water safety.

Rips are complex and can change shape and location quickly and be difficult to see. It’s not just tourists and poor swimmers than can get into trouble. There is no surf rescue service on island to get you out of that trouble.  Please take notice of the warning signage at Emily Bay and Slaughter Bay which indicate the safest places to swim and the areas of greatest danger.

If you become caught in a rip, stay calm, save your energy, keep breathing and consider your options. Raise your arm to seek help and try floating with the current which may bring you to shore rather than trying to swim against the current. Swim parallel to diagonally towards the shore or towards waves to use them to help you in. If what you are doing isn’t working, try other options until you’re helped or return to shore.

Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.

Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470                                        Email:           enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                            Facebook:    Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

Please 'contact us' for more information.

POLICE REPORT – 7 February 2019

Thursday, February 07, 2019


Assistance sought re: Theft

On 29 January 2019, Police received a report from a resident advising that a number of household items had been stolen from their home located on Tevarua Lane. Police require assistance from the public to recover the items and identify the offender/s involved.

The stolen items include:

-Black Samsung 42” flat screen television;

-Maroon coloured Hoover brand Freejet 3 in 1 stick hand held vacuum cleaner; and

-several German made kitchen knives.

Assistance sought re: theft from charity box

Police received a report of a theft of a charity box at the Queen Elizabeth memorial gardens on Queen Elizabeth Avenue. The box has been prier open and all the money stolen.

School Zone Targeting

With school going back this week, we would like to remind everyone that between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm the speed limit past the school is 30 kilometres per hour. The school zone is only for a short stretch of around 400 metres, so driving past at 30km/hr instead of 50km/hr will add a grand total of 19 seconds to your day but may make the world of difference when a child crosses the road unexpectedly in front of you.

Drink Driving

Sadly several more people have been detected drink driving in the past few weeks. Drivers are reminded that we are always actively targeting drink driving and will be increasing our presence on the roads over the coming summer months. If you’re having a few drinks, whether planned or unplanned, please do the right thing by your community and seek another way home. An impaired driver on the road is a risk to every other road user, as well as to yourself and your passengers.

Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.

Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470                                        Email:          enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                            Facebook:    Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

Please 'contact us' for more information.

POLICE REPORT – 31 January 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019


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Police Report 24th January 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019



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Police Report 30th August 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018


Thefts from vehicles

Police have received several reports of thefts from vehicles parked near the school. If anyone has any information, please contact us.


P Plate Curfew and Passenger Restrictions

Over recent weeks it has been brought to our attention that a number of provisional drivers are either failing to adhere to, or simply ignoring some conditions of their licences, mainly the 10pm curfew and single passenger restrictions. We recognise that obtaining a drivers licence is part of growing up and becoming independent, however holding a drivers licence is a privilege, not a right. These conditions, like all road rules, are put in place for one simple reason, to keep all road users safe. There are studies (as well as incidents that have occurred on Norfolk Island in the past), that tend to prove that novice drivers are more at risk of having a collision while driving during the hours of darkness.


There are special provisions under the Traffic Act 2010 for provisional drivers to have their curfew hours amended to accommodate employment or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Unfortunately, hanging out with your buddies isn’t one of those circumstances, so we ask that our provisional drivers abide by the conditions surrounding their licences. The Traffic Act 2010 does not allow us any discretion when dealing with these breaches, so the only other option for us (apart from asking you politely) is to place you before the Court with the potential outcome being the loss of your licence for up to six months. We don’t want that…we don’t think you want that either.  

 

School Zone Speed Limit Reminder

A reminder that the 30km/hr school zone is now in operation from 8.00am to 3.30pm on school days. Please remember that it only takes some inattentive driving from one person for a tragedy to occur so please be vigilant when driving around the school.


Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. Police officers are available 24/7.

Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470                                        Email:           enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                            Facebook:    Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

                                                          Crimestoppers.com.au:  1800 333 000

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Police Report 25th August 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018



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Police Report 16th Aug 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Drink and Drive, Get Court.

Police are reminding motorists that we will be continuing to actively target drink driving on Norfolk Island after the twentieth driver of the year was detected allegedly over the prescribed concentration of alcohol on Saturday 11 August 2018.


In the latest incident, a young adult man has been summonsed with drink driving as well as driving whilst on a suspended licence. To put this in context, in a typical year about ten drivers face court for drink drive offences. 


International Youth Day – “Safe Spaces for Youth.”

Last Sunday 12 August was International Youth Day and the theme this year was “Safe Spaces for Youth.” This includes being online. We are all responsible for ensuring these spaces are respectful, inclusive and safe; especially for children and young people.


If you have not already, talk to your children and young people about the importance of being respectful and inclusive online as well as empowering them to speak up if something is not right. And while this may be an uncomfortable conversation topic for many parents to have with their children, this is an issue that shouldn’t be ignored. 

 

Things to discuss with your children about online use:

  • Encourage your child to think before they post online.
  • Ensure they know how to block and report people on the sites they use.
  • Advise them to avoid talking online to people they don’t know.
  • Ensure they know that they can talk to you if someone makes them feel uncomfortable online.
  • Discuss ethical relationships with your child.
  • Promote empathy and looking at situations from other people’s perspectives to prevent cyberbullying.

Visit ThinkUknow.org.au for resources on online safety.


Witnesses Sought to Vehicle Damage

We are seeking witnesses or information in relation to the damage to the windscreens of two vehicles whilst parked at Eldoo on New Cascade Road over the weekend of 11-12 August 2018.


Please give a call if you have information that can assist us.


Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.


Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470                                        Email:           enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                            Facebook:    Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

                                                          Crimestoppers.com.au:  1800 333 000

Please 'contact us' for more information.

Police Report 3 Aug 2018

Friday, August 03, 2018


Grass Fire Queen Elizabeth Lookout

About 12:15am on Friday 3 August 2018, Norfolk Island Fire Service and Norfolk Island Police Force responded to a grass fire adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Lookout on Rooty Hill Road. The 30-40 square metre fire was extinguished by the Fire Service in about 20 minutes as luckily it was not a windy night and the fire did not spread out of immediate control.


A witness has advised that the sound of fireworks was heard in the area shortly before the fire. The use of fireworks always carries with it a risk of fire and should only be used in wide open areas away from anything that can catch fire (including dry grass).


If you have any information about the use of fireworks around that location or time or have any information that can assist us investigate this, please give us a call.  


If it was you letting off fireworks from the lookout over a sloped, grassed area, What Were You Thinking?


Man Facing Court for High-Range Drink Driving

A man will soon be facing court on a charge of High Range Drink Driving after he was allegedly detected more than four times the legal limit of alcohol on Tuesday night 31 July 2018 following a single-vehicle collision.


This is the highest blood alcohol concentration detected by Norfolk Island Police Force in two and a half years and the 19th driver detected allegedly over the limit this year.


We remind all motorists that officers will continue to actively target drink driving on Norfolk Island.


Webcam and Password Phishing Scam

This week we have had a few Norfolk Island residents report to us that they have received emails threatening the recipient with the circulation of a comprising video to all of their contacts if they do not pay the sender money through Bitcoin. The email attempts to prove legitimacy by sending a password of the recipient in the email.


This is a scam. These emails have been sent all over the world. The password comes from a data breach of the Linkedin career/professional social media site in 2016. No they do not have a compromising video of you from your webcam.


If you have received this email:


1. Update your passwords (using a strong password format including letters, numbers and symbols)


2. Delete the email.


Contact

Phone 22222 or 000 for Police enquiries, attendance and emergencies. If the station is unattended, please use the courtesy telephone located near the front door to contact on duty or on-call Police officers 24/7.


Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470                                        Email:           enquiries@police.gov.nf

Norfolk Island 2899                            Facebook:    Facebook.com/NorfolkIslandPolice

                                                          Crimestoppers.com.au:  1800 333 000

Please 'contact us' for more information.



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