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Police Report - 18 July 2018

Thursday, July 18, 2019



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Police Report 4 July 2019

Thursday, July 04, 2019


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Police Report 28th June 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019


Tax Time Scams

Please be aware of the rising use of bullying tactics by fraudsters at tax time to try and scare people into making payments or to hand over their personal and financial information such as their Tax File Number or banking information.  Targeting people at tax time is a “very efficient business model” for scammers, because people keep falling for the scams. The Australian Tax Office last year received more than 81,000 scam reports.


Our advice is to never immediately open any attachments or links on emails that claim to be from the Australian Tax Office or other government agencies. Instead you should telephone them or go separately to their official website. The Australian Tax Office will never threaten your immediate arrest or request your personal information via email, text messages or social media. This is a clear sign that the communication is a scam.


Kids about on the Roads

As are school holidays are just around the corner, there will be increased numbers of kids enjoying our island on the roads on their bikes and on foot.


For drivers, please keep a careful watch for children when driving in the shopping precinct or residential streets as children can very quickly and easily move from safety to danger. Children act on impulse and have difficulty judging speed and distance.


Our New NI Traffic Handbook is now available on line & in print FOC.

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.


Crimestoppers.com.au: 1800 333 000

Norfolk Island Police Force                           

PO Box 470 

Norfolk Island 2899                                     

Email: enquiries@police.gov.nf

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Police Report - 13 June 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019




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Police Report 19th April 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019


Position vacant

Positions for casual gaolers with the Norfolk Island Police Force are open. If you interested in working with us, please apply at https://clientapps.jobadder.com/90755/effective-people/29844/gaolercorrectional-officer-norfolk-island


P Plate Curfew and Passenger Restrictions

Over recent weeks it has been brought to our attention that a number of provisional drivers are 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 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 friends isn’t one of those circumstances, so we ask that our provisional drivers abide by the conditions of their licences.

   

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 5 April 2019

Friday, April 05, 2019


Traffic handbook

The newly revised handbook has been a huge success.  The handbook is available free of charge from the front office of our station, & as more copies are printed, from the front office of Norfolk Island Central School.


Drivers be aware of Road Workers

NIPF have received a number of calls from Council employees working on the roads that vehicles have been driving at high speeds and without consideration of the safety of those working on the roads.  Please slow down when approaching, passing and exiting the areas of roadworks as speed limits apply.  Police will target those driving recklessly or speeding in these areas.

   

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 29 March 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019



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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

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