Elder Abuse Awareness
Policing Australia
by Australian Police Journal
3w ago
Elder abuse is a crime long ignored or downplayed in society. This needs to change, especially as society ages. Abuse can be physical and/or psychological, is often committed by people the victim relies on or trusts, and can hasten a victim's death. Rob Critchlow APM is the author of the article titled 'Dignity and Safety: Responding Effectively to Abuse of Older Persons', which is in the new (June 2024) issue of the APJ. Rob joins host Jason Byrnes, to talk about elder abuse awareness, the forms that abuse can take, and what police should be alert to when dealing with people over the age of ..read more
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A Chief Police Officer's Perspective - the ACT
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
1M ago
Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan APM talks about his time as the Chief Police Officer (CPO) for the Australian Capital Territory. The experienced police officer has worked at the local and national levels for 40 years - starting as a general duties Constable in the ACT and ending up leading ACT Policing. On the way he held responsibilities for leading the Australian Federal Police's Counter Terrorism, Cyber and Organised Crime Commands, and the organisation's international engagements.  Having recently retired from the Chief Police Officer role, Gaughan talks about a range of issues incl ..read more
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REDUX: An Unexpected 'Mayday' in November
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
3M ago
Author and APJ Deputy Editor, retired Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Fay, discusses his 2016 crime case article titled An Unexpected 'Mayday' in November – the callous murder of three men in NSW. The first two were shot inside a Sydney gun shop in 1977. The third victim was a police sergeant, gunned down in 1980 when he unknowingly asked too many questions of the offender in remote bushland to the west of Newcastle. The offender subsequently shot another police officer in an attempt to avoid capture. This episode includes some of the actual police radio transmissions made in the aftermath of ..read more
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A Commissioner's Perspective - Queensland
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
4M ago
Interested in learning about the challenges of police leadership in the 21st Century? The day before she retired from the role of Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Katarina Carroll APM spared some time to talk to Jason Byrnes about a range of topics. These included the challenges facing police now and into the future, the skills future leaders should possess, how the QPS responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on the organisation in the wake of the murder of two police officers in December 2022. Ms Carroll also revealed the roles in her career she found challengin ..read more
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They Walk Amongst Us
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
6M ago
APJ Deputy Editor Barry Fay joins host Jason Byrnes to give an overview of the police investigation into a horrific 1978 crime where a mother and two of her young children were abducted from their home. The mother was raped and all three subsequently murdered. Barry discusses the course of the investigation and explains some of the procedures used to identify and bring the offender to justice. As with many such investigations, chance played a major role a various points throughout the story of this case. Barry's article, 'They Walk Amongst Us', appeared in the June 2008 issue of the APJ. It ..read more
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The Albatross Arsonist
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
7M ago
An arson at a major Australian naval base in December 1976 left the country without its naval surveillance and submarine detection capability for months. It was the most costly and complex fire ever to have occurred in the country, apart from major bushfires and some attacks during World War II. In this episode APJ Editor Simon Bouda narrates the article titled: ‘How Teamwork Unmasked the Albatross Arsonist’, written by then Detective Chief Inspector Harry Delaforce, and published in the APJ in 1991. Host: Jason Byrnes APM Narrator: Simon Bouda AM ..read more
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Under Fire
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
7M ago
A gunman goes on a rampage in the national capital. He tries to murder two people, explodes his car and sets fire to an office building, recklessly endangers the safety of hundreds of people, and shoots at police. Specialist (tactical) police enter the burning building to hunt for the gunman, while firefighters rescue people stuck in a radio station on the building’s first floor.  In this gripping episode you will hear from police and a firefighter involved in the operation, and how they were able to protect public safety while under fire. Host/narrator: Jason Byrnes. Guests: Shane Conne ..read more
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National Police Remembrance Day
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
9M ago
In this special episode we learn about the planning and logistics involved in hosting National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) services in the nation’s capital. The main Dusk Service involves police from across the county. This year the Commissioners from Queensland and Western Australia attended, along with the AFP Commissioner and the Governor-General of Australia. NPRD has significant resonance for the policing community in Australia, New Zealand and in the Pacific. The main guest in the episode is AFP Superintendent Dean Elliott, whose Recognition and Customs teams are responsible for hostin ..read more
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The Coiner Killers
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
10M ago
It's seldom that counterfeiters end up killing police. Sadly this occurred in 1902 when a 'Coiner' (old Australian slang) murdered two police officers - one in NSW and one in Victoria. In the first case the coiner had an accomplice. Danny Webster and Noel Johnson's article 'The Coiner Killers' is a remembrance piece in the September 2023 edition of the APJ. Danny joins host Jason Byrnes, to talk about the strange and tragic tale. APJ Editor Simon Bouda also appears to talk about the wide range of interesting articles in the latest edition - including the so-called Collar Bomber case of 2011 ..read more
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Ballistics
Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal
by Australian Police Journal
1y ago
Ballistics expert, Sergeant Gerard Dutton, talks about his extensive career. Crimes mentioned include his recollections of the Belanglo Forest Backpacker Murders investigation and the investigation into the Port Arthur Massacre. He also talks about the work he did for the United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), assisting to build the ballistics analysis capacity for the Palestinian Civil Police. Gerard has been a police officer for over 25 years, serving first in the New South Wales Police and then for Tasmania Police. He has written several interesting articles for the APJ over the ..read more
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