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Police powers and practice - topic

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2017-01-31T10:10:00+10:00 01.2017
Police Service Reviews

2015-11-02T00:00:00+10:00 11.2015
Accessing electronically stored evidence of child exploitation material offences

This research paper examines the legislative limitations of section 154 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 in relation to the investigation of offences involving child exploitation material and identifies options for reform.

2015-08-25T13:20:00+10:00 08.2015
CCC statement regarding its involvement in investigations arising from an incident at the Surfers Paradise Police Station in January 2012

2014-06-27T14:15:00+10:00 06.2014
Community safety planning in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (DOC, 1.8 MB)

In 2013–2014 the CMC reviewed local-level crime and safety planning, known as community safety planning, in a sample of Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities. We visited nine communities to talk to people about the processes for developing community safety plans. We also reviewed community safety plans and local policing plans to explore the potential for identified strategies to prevent crime and violence. This review is the last in a series of activities undertaken by the CMC specifically in response to Restoring order’s recommendations on crime prevention, community safety and police–community relations in remote Indigenous communities. (Word version)

2014-06-27T14:15:00+10:00 06.2014
Community safety planning in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (PDF, 1.9 MB)

In 2013–2014 the CMC reviewed local-level crime and safety planning, known as community safety planning, in a sample of Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities. We visited nine communities to talk to people about the processes for developing community safety plans. We also reviewed community safety plans and local policing plans to explore the potential for identified strategies to prevent crime and violence. This review is the last in a series of activities undertaken by the CMC specifically in response to Restoring order’s recommendations on crime prevention, community safety and police–community relations in remote Indigenous communities. (PDF version)

2012-11-13T08:40:00+10:00 11.2012
An update on Taser use in Queensland (Research and Issues Paper, No. 9) (PDF, 192.9 kB)

This paper provides statistics on Taser use by officers from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) over the last two years and compares it to data reported in our more comprehensive review in 2011, Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice.

2012-11-10T09:40:00+10:00 11.2012
An update on Taser use in Queensland (Research and Issues Paper, No. 9) (DOC, 272.0 kB)

This paper provides statistics on Taser use by officers from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) over the last two years and compares it to data reported in our more comprehensive review in 2011, Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice. Word version.

2012-09-13T09:55:00+10:00 09.2012
Indigenous people in policing roles: A follow-up review to the Restoring order report (Word version) (DOC, 2.2 MB)

This report examines issues of crime, violence and policing in Queensland’s Indigenous communities. It draws on extensive consultation with Indigenous communities and their serving police officers as well as comprehensive research and policy analysis (Word version).

2012-09-13T09:55:00+10:00 09.2012
Indigenous people in policing roles: A follow-up review to the Restoring order report (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Action 47 of the Restoring order report required the CMC to review how the Queensland Police Service utilises, manages and supports Police Liaison Officers, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Police and Community Police Officers. This report outlines the findings.

2011-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2011
Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 687.0 kB)

The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of the Queensland Police Service.

2011-06-01T00:00:00+10:00 06.2011
An alternative to pursuit: a review of the evade police provisions (PDF, 1.1 MB)

CMC review of the ‘evade police’ powers, aimed at improving community safety by reducing the number of police pursuits. The report makes 13 recommendations to make the powers a more effective tool for police.

2011-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2011
Summary and recommendations — Evaluating Taser reforms (PDF, 139.9 kB)

Excerpt from the Evaluating Taser reforms report — background, key findings, our recommendations, and the way forward.

2011-04-01T09:00:00+10:00 04.2011
Evaluating Taser reforms: a review of Queensland Police Service policy and practice (PDF, 2.2 MB)

CMC evaluation of QPS's implementation of Taser reforms recommended in a joint CMC–QPS review of Taser use in 2009; includes recommendations.

2010-12-14T23:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Review of police move-on powers: data report (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Details of the methodology and data analyses of the review of police move-on powers.

2010-12-01T20:40:00+10:00 12.2010
Submissions to our review of Queensland's police move-on powers

Submissions from the public were sought in relation to the following questions: 1. How are the evade police provisions being used by police? 2. How are evade police offences being dealt with by the courts? 3. What impact have the evade police provisions had on the number of police pursuits? 4. Are the evade police provisions a useful operational tool for investigating and prosecuting offenders?

2010-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Setting the standard: a review of current processes for the management of police discipline and misconduct matters (PDF, 3.3 MB)

CMC review of QPS processes for managing police discipline and misconduct matters; considers ethical standards and practice; recommends changes to ensure police accountability and integrity.

2010-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Police move-on powers: a CMC review of their use (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Our review of Queensland’s police use move-on powers, and the recommendations made for reform.

2010-11-01T09:00:00+10:00 11.2010
Report summary — The ethical perceptions and attitudes of Queensland Police Service recruits and first year constables, 1995–2008 (PDF, 592.5 kB)

Summary of report on the 1995–2008 survey of ethical attitudes and perceptions of junior QPS officers; survey is a barometer of the ethical culture of the QPS.

2010-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2010
CMC Review of the Queensland Police Service’s Palm Island Review (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Our review of the initial police investigation and the subsequent internal police review into the death in custody of Mulrunji. The report consists of: the background to our review, the Palm Island death in custody, the QPS response, our assessment of the QPS and IRT investigations, and our conclusions and recommendations.

2010-06-01T00:00:00+10:00 06.2010
Response to DC Rynders' report (Palm Island police investigation) (PDF, 315.4 kB)

2009-11-14T11:25:00+10:00 11.2009
Restoring order - Issues paper (PDF, 467.0 kB)

2009-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2009
Restoring order: crime prevention, policing and local justice in Queensland’s Indigenous communities (PDF, 3.9 MB)

This report examines issues of crime, violence and policing in Queensland’s Indigenous communities. It draws on extensive consultation with Indigenous communities and their serving police officers as well as comprehensive research and policy analysis.

2009-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.2009
QPS — CMC Review of Taser Policy, Training, and Monitoring and Review Practices (PDF, 710.7 kB)

Joint QPS-CMC review of Taser training and operational policy.

2009-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2009
Interactions between police and young people (PDF, 677.3 kB)

Three research studies on relations between police and young people, including analysis of complaints against police by young people and results from a school-based-program to reduce risk-taking behaviour.

2008-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2008
Review of Queensland’s police move-on powers - Invitation for public comment (PDF, 190.8 kB)

The CMC conducted a review of Queensland’s police move-on powers. This is the invitation for public comment.

2008-11-01T11:00:00+10:00 11.2008
The ethical perceptions and attitudes of Queensland Police Service recruits and first year constables, 1995–2008 (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Report on the 1995–2008 survey of ethical attitudes and perceptions of junior QPS officers; survey is a barometer of the ethical culture of the QPS.

2008-11-01T09:00:00+10:00 11.2008
Tasers: a brief overview of the research literature (Research & Issues Paper No. 8) (PDF, 226.5 kB)

Summary of Australian and international research about the use of Tasers by operational police.

2008-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2008
Policing public order: a review of the public nuisance offence (PDF, 2.5 MB)

The CMC found that the public nuisance law is being used fairly and effectively, with police taking action to respond to growing community concerns about anti-social behaviour, especially where alcohol is concerned. The report makes some recommendations about issues such as police discretion, offensive language and public urination.

2008-05-01T00:00:00+10:00 05.2008
2008 Public nuisance inquiry - submissions

2008-02-29T23:00:00+10:00 02.2008
How the criminal justice system handles allegations of sexual abuse: A review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Seeking justice report (PDF, 532.9 kB)

Review of the implementation of the recommendations of the 'Seeking justice' report on how the QPS and DPP handle sexual abuse offences.

2007-11-01T20:00:00+10:00 11.2007
The Queensland Police Dog Squad: A CMC review of complaints and bite incidents (PDF, 515.2 kB)

Analysis of complaints about bites by QPS dogs between 1999 and 2006.

2007-09-01T13:15:00+10:00 09.2007
Submissions to our inquiry into policing in Indigenous communities

Public repose was sought to the following questions - What is the relationship between the police and people in remote Indigenous communities? How are policing services currently delivered in Indigenous communities?What changes should be made to improve the delivery of policing services to the remote Indigenous communities? What can be done to keep people in custody safe?

2007-02-01T11:00:00+10:00 02.2007
The Princess Alexandra Hospital Police Beat: an evaluation by the CMC (PDF, 3.1 MB)

CMC evaluation of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Police Beat indicates it is an encouraging example of what can be achieved, even within a complex environment such as a hospital.

2006-06-01T20:00:00+10:00 06.2006
Public perceptions of the QPS: findings from the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 780.6 kB)

This report presents findings of the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the QPS.

2006-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2006
The new public nuisance offence provision: an issues paper (PDF, 116.2 kB)

Issues paper discussing how police are enforcing the new public nuisance offence provision, and the impact it is having on the Queensland public?

2005-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2005
OC spray: oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray use by Queensland police (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray is a relatively new use-of-force option for Queensland police. The spray is now used commonly by police to help them deal with volatile situations and aggressive people. This report formally assesses the risks of using OC spray and determines its overall effectiveness.

2005-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2005
Responding to volatile substance abuse: evaluation of the places of safety model (PDF, 431.2 kB)

This report documents the CMC's evaluation of the effectiveness of a state government initiative to help people who are addicted to inhaling volatile substances. The evaluation was complementary to a review of new police powers introduced to support the initiative.

2005-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2005
Police powers and VSM: a review (PDF, 2.8 MB)

This report evaluates new police powers introduced to support a state government initiative to provide people addicted to volatile substances with a safe place to go while under the influence.

2005-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2005
The arrest of Samuel Hogan: a CMC investigation (PDF, 539.2 kB)

This report examines the serious injury of a young man while being arrested by two Cairns police officers. While it exonerates the officers from wrongdoing, it calls on the QPS to re-examine its procedures in relation to the detention of people suffering from a mental illness and the monitoring of anyone who has been subjected to a neck restraint.

2005-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2005
Problem-oriented policing in a detective environment: a Queensland case study (PDF, 475.0 kB)

This report presents an innovative POP (problem-oriented policing) project conducted by detectives at the Gold Coast. It illustrates both the potential and the challenges of POP for contemporary police services

2005-03-01T11:00:00+10:00 03.2005
Policing domestic violence: report summary (PDF, 465.2 kB)

Summary of the report 'Meeting the challenges' on the issues that confront police dealing with domestic violence.

2005-03-01T11:00:00+10:00 03.2005
Policing domestic violence in Queensland: meeting the challenges (PDF, 1.7 MB)

The report looks at the challenges that confront police and identifies potential strategies to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

2004-12-01T09:00:00+10:00 12.2004
Striking a balance: an inquiry into media access to police communications (PDF, 703.5 kB)

Report into media access to police radio systems.

2004-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2004
Listening in: results of a CMC audit of police interview tapes (PDF, 282.1 kB)

This report presents findings from an audit of police interview audio tapes — the second one conducted since 1999 — involving people suspected of having committed indictable offences. This audit has been conducted as part of the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s function of undertaking research into police powers and the use of those powers.

2003-06-01T12:30:00+10:00 06.2003
Beat policing resources

Overview information about CMC beat-policing research and publications.

2003-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2003
On the beat: an evaluation of beat policing in Queensland (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Beat policing is a community policing strategy designed to make an individual police officer responsible for the community’s policing needs in a defined geographical area. Officers are encouraged to take ‘ownership’ of their area and employ proactive strategies to address the underlying causes of crime and community problems within their beat. Beat policing constitutes an important shift in the nature of operational policing. There has been much interest expressed in recent years in expanding this form of policing throughout Queensland. This report presents the findings of an evaluation conducted by Research and Prevention officers of the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

1995-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.1995
External oversight of complaints against police in Australia: a cross-jurisdictional comparison (PDF, 949.7 kB)

This paper describes the structure, functions and powers of each agency as well as identifying some of the key differences between the various agencies and presenting a summary comparative table.

1995-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.1995
The Inala Community and Police Network: an evaluation (PDF, 2.4 MB)

This report provides an evaluation of the community policing project at Inala in southeast Queensland.

1995-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.1995
Toowoomba Beat Policing Pilot Project: Evaluation report (PDF, 3.4 MB)

In May 1993, the CJC and the QPS established a two-year beat policing pilot project in Toowoomba. This is the main report on the findings of the CJC's evaluation of the pilot project

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