Local News May 29th 2017

A new Police program introduced.

Local News May 29th 2017

A new program, CrimTrac, is being introduced for Australia’s Police force.

The CrimTrac allows officers to identify if a person has an intervention order issued against them before intervening.

The program comes as Member for Mallee Andrew Broad addresses Parliament over the progress of the Australia-wide intervention order.

The scheme allows for any domestic violence orders to be enforced in every jurisdiction.

Mr. Broad was the first to raise the prospect of Australia-wide Intervention Orders, after learning that those with an Apprehended Violence Order could cross the Murray-River, and the AVO was no longer binding with the new orders preventing this.

  

The Wentworth SES is one of the three units across the Murray set to receive a new emergency response vehicle.

The New South Wales State Government has provided over $500,000 for the three Mercedes Sprinter AWD Crew Cab trucks for SES response teams across the Murray region.

Albury, Deniliquin, Conargo and Wentworth units are all set to receive the new vehicles.

Collectively, the teams have completed more than 600 rescues in the past 12 months.

Deputy Commissioner Newton has said that whether it's responding to floods, storms or any other emergency, locals can be assured that their NSW SES volunteers have the highest level of equipment to help in times of need.

 

A reminder for us to all get vaccinated against influenza.

The community is being urged to get the flu jab to protect ourselves and those in the region with weakened immune systems.

We're also reminded to cover our mouths when coughing, through away used tissues, regularly wash our hands.

  

Sunraysia residents who have old commercial explosives are being encouraged to make the most of a 6 month amnesty by giving Police a call to collect and dispose of them.

Locals may be committing offences just by possessing explosives with Police launching the amnesty as an incentive to encourage people to surrender them in the knowledge that they are legally protected from any criminal proceedings.

Target materials include black powder, nitro-glycerine based explosives, water-gel and emulsion explosives, plus, detonators and detonating cord.

Police say that under no circumstances should members of the community move explosives. A call should be made to outline the possession details with arrangements then to be made for collection. 

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