Sunday, July 27, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL SHELLEY


Oxenford resident Michael Shelley has just won a Gold medal for Australia in the Commonwealth Games Marathon, with a time of 2:11:15, which is a personal best time for him.  You'd probably recognise him, he runs laps of the suburb most days.

Congratulations Michael, from your neighbours!

Share this post

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Motor Vehicle Impoundment

Got to far lose your car bannerThe Queensland Government has introduced new laws to put the brakes on hooning and other reckless driving offences. The new laws are designed to improve road safety, deter repeat offenders, and stop offenders by taking their cars away.

Law abiding motorists will not be affected by the new laws but those who go too far and repeatedly break road safety laws are at risk of losing their vehicles.

In April 2013, the Queensland Government approved amendments to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, regarding motor vehicle impoundment with the aim of improving road safety.

The amended legislation commenced on 1 November 2013.

Law abiding motorists will not be affected by the new laws but those who go too far and repeatedly break road safety laws are at risk of losing their vehicles.

The new laws extend the existing two categories of vehicle related offences along with broadening the current impoundment and forfeiture provisions.


To read the full fact sheet click HERE 

Share this post

Friday, July 11, 2014

QLD POLICE CRIME MAP

View the latest QPS Crime Statistics via the dynamic, user controlled QPS Crime Map. 

Just enter our postcode and the map will populate with offences committed in our area. 

http://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/CrimeStatsDesktop.asp

Remember our next meeting is on 12 August at 7pm at the Oxenford Youth and Community Centre (across the road from the GP Super Clinic). Everyone is welcome.

Share this post

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING 12 th AUGUST 2014

Our next meeting on Tues 12th Aug at 7pm at the Oxenford Youth and Community Centre,  will also be our Annual General Meeting.

If you would like to nominate for any position on Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch, please email oxenfordnhw@email.com. Thank you.

Share this post

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CRIME REPORT JUNE 2014 OXENFORD QUEENSLAND

 Crime Report for June 2014


Following the spate of cars being broken into in May, the criminals have obviously moved on as none occurred during June.  There were four burglaries reported to police with the offenders gaining entry through an unlocked front door in one instance.  In another incident the house was ransacked, suggesting youths were involved.
Finally, good work when two youths were detained by members of the public and the post office manager after the youths vandalised the post box room.  The youths will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act 1992.
Burglary
10/06/2014 Riversdale Road: Unknown offender/s has gained entry to the vacant house by slashing a flyscreen & forcing a sliding door open.  The offender/s has damaged curtains in the house & set fire to part of the carpet.  Nil property has been stolen.
11/06/2014 Davis Cup Court: Unknown offender/s has gained entry by jemmying the front door, prior to searching the house & stealing jewellery.
24/06/2014 Regatta Avenue: Unknown offender/s has gained entry through an unlocked front door and stolen two wallets from a table inside the house.  One wallet dumped in the driveway with cash & credit cards removed.
30/06/2014 Hoad Court: Unknown offender/s has gained entry by unknown means, but both front and rear doors were open.  The house has been ransacked and property has been stolen.
Break and enter premises
02/06/2014 Cottonwood Place: Unknown offenders gained entry to the business by jemmying a rear roller door & stealing cash from the office.
27/06/2014 Michigan Drive: Unknown offender/s has gained entry through an unlocked front door and stolen two wallets from a table inside the house.  One wallet dumped in the driveway with cash & credit cards removed.
Stealing of vehicle registration plates
17/06/2014 Old Pacific Highway: Unknown offender/s has removed the front number plate and attempted to remove the rear number plate from the victim's Toyota sedan. 
Wilful damage
30/06/2014 Cottonwood Place: SOLVED. Two male youths detained after being caught graffiting the Post Office.
If you have any information in relation to any of these offences, call Coomera Police on 5519 5555 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Andrew Lake, Senior Sergeant 6695, Operational Improvement, Police Headquarters, Brisbane.  (p) 3364 6045 (e) Lake.AndrewI@police.qld.gov.au .
These figures are not official Queensland Police Service statistics.  Official Queensland Police Service statistics are released only through the Information Resource Centre after available data is collected, classified and collated in accordance with nationally accepted rules.



Share this post

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to disassociate from a Criminal Motorcycle Gang

From July 1, 2014, the licensing requirements in a number of industries will change and active members, or associates, of declared criminal organisations (including Criminal Motorcycle Gangs) will be prohibited from gaining licences to work in those selected industries.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has introduced a process where people can disassociate from a Criminal Motorcycle Gang (CMG).

Those wishing to disassociate and show they no longer have links to a CMG should complete a Disassociation Declaration or a Statutory Declaration.
The completed form, and associated documents, should then be either emailed to QPolCrimOrg@police.qld.gov.au, posted to QPS State Intelligence, GPO Box 1440, Brisbane Q 4001 or handed in at any police station or police beat.

Once received by QPS, the completed declaration of disassociation will be noted and taken into account should the QPS have cause to assess your status as a participant in a criminal organisation as required by law or otherwise.

For more information, please refer to the following FAQ or call (07) 3015 2680.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of information do I have to supply to get approved for disassociation?
You will need to present information which shows that you have met all the requirements of the organisation to renounce your membership or sever your ties.

How long will it take for my application to be assessed?
Timeframes will vary from application to application, dependent on the level of information provided and the number of supplementary checks the QPS will have to undertake to verify the information provided.

The QPS will aim to respond to your application in a timely manner to ensure any license application is not unnecessarily delayed.

Do I have to complete this application?
No. However, your application for any license may be effected if you continue to be associated with a criminal organisation.

What if it has been longer than 14 days and I have not responded to the letter can I apply for disassociation?
You can apply to disassociate at any time but any unnecessary delay may have an impact upon the issue of any license for which you may apply.

How will I be advised of the outcome?
The Regulatory Authority will advise you if your licence is approved or refused.  They will also inform you of the reasons, including any advice from the QPS concerning your disassociation application.

Can I appeal the decision?
Legal avenues may exist for an appeal or a review depending upon the type of license or action taken by the Regulatory authority.

What will happen with the information I provide?
The Queensland Police Service is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2009 which regulates the collection,  management,  use and disclosure of personal information.  The information you provide will be stored securely and will only be used for the purpose of processing your disassociation application.

The information will not be used for other purposes without your consent unless such use is authorised or required by law.

The information may be disclosed to other government agencies, including law enforcement agencies in order to process your application.  It may also be necessary to disclose some of the information to third parties in order to clarify details in your application.  However, the QPS will only contact those third parties where there is no other reasonable way of clarifying these details.

Otherwise,  the information you provide will not be disclosed without your consent unless the use or disclosure is required or authorised by law including under the Police Powers and Responsibility Act 2000, the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013 and the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Do I have to have a lawyer review my application?

There is no legislative requirement for you to obtain legal advice prior to submitting your application. This is a personal matter for you to consider.

How long does this disassociation last for?
There is no specific timeframe nominated.

Do I have to tell my employer?
Any information you provide to your employer is a matter for you to consider.

If I am successful in my disassociation does this mean I will definitely get my license renewed?
The final decision as to whether a license is issued is with the Regulatory Authority responsible.


 Source - Qld Police website



Share this post

Police Expo 2014 Brisbane

QP150 Police Expo 2014

Proudly supported by Crimsafe Security Systems and Suncorp Insurance
22 August (9am-7pm) & 23 August (9am-4pm) 
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Expo will highlight the diverse nature of policing activities and environments across Queensland. It will feature active displays from a range of policing units and sections and attendees will be able to talk to the officers doing the job. This event is a must see for anybody with any interest in becoming a police officer, or just wanting to see what we do.

Come and hang out with us

Free entry for schools and gold coin donation for general admission
For more info see this http://www.police.qld.gov.au/Resources/Internet/aboutUs/documents/Expo%20Flyer%20V4%20all%20sponsors.pdf


Share this post