Saturday, February 10, 2018

HOW TO JOIN QUEENSLAND POLICE

Wondering how to join Queensland Police ?

The Queensland Police Service holds regular recruiting events throughout the year for people who want to become Queensland police officers.  

At these events, information is provided in relation to the current entry process and requirements for the Queensland Police Service.

ALL people (including family and friends) attending a Police Recruiting seminar: 
  • must have booked their place for that seminar via the QPS Eventbrite webpage;
  • must arrive 20 minutes prior to the seminar to allow security
    checks to be conducted;
  • must bring photo identification to access the seminar;
  • must ensure that if a booked seminar cannot be attended, that the ticket is cancelled prior to the event on their Eventbrite account.

Entry will not be permitted after commencement of the seminar. 

Please note: QPS is a family friendly organisation, however facilities are not available for children aged under 12 years.

Please also note: Ticket bookings for morning events close 6pm on the previous day, and ticket bookings for evening events close at 12pm on the day of the event. In order to ensure your seat, please book ahead of these deadlines.



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Friday, February 9, 2018

IDENTITY THEFT





Identity theft - info courtesy of Victoria Police -  can happen in many ways. It can range from someone using your credit illegally, to having your entire identity assumed by another person and business conducted in your name without your consent. Important personal information can be accessed by a determined thief, despite your best efforts.
For example:
  • Your wallet or purse is stolen with all your identifying cards.
  • Your home is burgled and personal documents stolen.
  • Important documents, such as bank statements, credit cards, utility bills and taxation return, are stolen from your letterbox.
  • Mail is diverted to another address without your knowledge.
  • Recycle rubbish bins being searched.
  • Being the victim of a scam, where you have been conned into providing personal information over the telephone or by email (advanced fee fraud or phishing).
  • Your personal computer may have been compromised with malicious software or hackers / criminals may compromise the computers of businesses that hold your personal information.
  • Credit card details may be captured by hidden devices during an ATM or EFTPOS transaction (ATM credit card skimming) or your PIN number may be seen by someone in the queue (shoulder surfing).
  • Credit cards may be skimmed at retail outlets or restaurants.

How to protect yourself

Personal information is shared almost every day as you pay bills, log on to a computer, or engage with any number of transactions with other people and organisations. You can take an active role in reducing the risk of your identity being used without your knowledge. First, you need to recognise where you might be vulnerable and then make changes to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
Do
  • Aim to provide a minimum amount of information about yourself.
  • Destroy identifying information when you are throwing out personal papers. That also includes 'Pre-approved credit card applications'.
  • Conduct regular checks / reconciliations of your billing and account records (credit card, cheque and mortgage accounts).
  • Limit the amount of credit you have in your 'everyday' accounts.
  • Obtain a copy of your credit rating report regularly.
  • Place passwords on all your important accounts.
  • Memorise passwords and avoid using obvious passwords.
  • Secure your personal information at home.
  • Collect new cheque books or credit cards in person from the bank.
  • Secure your mail with a lockable letterbox and only post mail at official post boxes.
  • Remove your name from mailing lists if you receive unsolicited mail.
  • Write cheques and fill out forms carefully so that they cannot be altered easily.
  • Keep a list of all your accounts and credit cards in a secure place.



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Thursday, February 8, 2018

COMMONWEALTH GAMES COMMUNITY PRESENTATION - NHW MEETING


By now, you would be aware that the Commonwealth Games are rapidly approaching. 

Within the Oxenford area we have two Games sites (Oxenford and Coomera) as well as a large car parking facility at Damian Leeding Park. In addition to this, there will be major impacts across the entire Gold Coast, including the M1.

Representatives from the Commonwealth Games Community Engagement Unit will be attending the next Neighbourhood Watch meeting, to be held at the Oxenford Community and Youth Centre on Tuesday 13 February at 7pm.

This is your opportunity to find out how you will be impacted, your travel options across the Gold Coast, how to get to the Games and lots of other things. If there is anything you need to know, come along and ask your questions.

Andrew Lake
Senior Sergeant 6695
Police Liaison Officer, Oxenford NHW

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CRIME MAPS X 2



Did you know that you can view the latest QPSCrime Statistics via the dynamic, user controlled QPS Crime Map?

Crimes are mapped on or near the location where they occurred. To protect privacy, individual addresses are not highlighted on the map.

There is also another online map you might find interesting. The link is https://crimemap.info – when you visit, click on the map or search for an address to find offences that have occurred in that area.

This is a good tool to use before buying / renting / moving into an area. CrimeMap.info utilises data provided by the Queensland Police Service to provide insights into the crime occurring around Queensland.

All new data from 2014 onwards is being retrieved via the Crime Stats Desktop website provided by the Queensland Police Service. This data is also released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

 



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Monday, January 1, 2018

OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING DATES 2018




Feb 13th, May 8th, Aug14th (AGM), Nov 13th and our Xmas Party in 2018 will be on Tue  11th December. We always start at 7pm and the venue is – as always - the Oxenford & Coomera Youth and Community Centre.
 


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Monday, December 11, 2017

CRIME REPORT - NOVEMBER 2017

Image from Hampton Police Division, Virginia, USA
During November, there were six crimes reported to police, two of which were the theft of number plates. There has been a kayak stolen from the Coomera Riverfront. Several were stolen last year, so if you own a kayak or canoe store it securely, preferably indoors.
Finally, I’d like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and take care in whatever you do.
Burglary
10/11/2017 Tandanus Court: Unknown offenders have entered the victim's open garage and stolen 12 pairs of sports shoes. Nil other property stolen.
Stealing
25/11/2017 Brittany Drive: The victim has left their kayak tied on top of a pontoon on the Coomera River at the rear of their property. An unknown offender has removed the kayak from the pontoon by unknown means.
Steal from motor vehicle
18/11/2017 Global Plaza: The victim left his locked Nissan utility overnight in the Bunnings car park. Unknown person/s has broken into the tool box in the utility and stolen a quantity of electric tools.
Stealing of vehicle registration plates
04/11/2017 Cottonwood Place: Unknown person has removed both number plates from the victim's Toyota utility, which was parked at the Oxenford Shopping Centre.
29/11/2017 Global Plaza: The victim's Toyota hatch was parked in the Kmart car park. The victim disturbed two males attempting to steal the vehicle's registration plates.
Wilful damage
04/11/2017 Oceanis Drive: SOLVED: The victim’s cars were parked near the incident address whilst attending a party. The offender has slashed tyres on 10 vehicles.

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, Innovation Unit, Police Headquarters, Brisbane.  (p) 3364 4816 (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.


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Join us tomorrow - Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch Christmas Party


Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch is holding its community Christmas Party  TOMORROW -  Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 7pm - everyone is welcome.

Please bring a plate of something sweet or savoury to share and BYO drinks. We always have a lot of fun at these parties, we have live music,  a singalong and a quiz with prizes.

The venue is the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre where we meet for our quarterly public meetings.


We hope you will join us and your neighbours as we end the year and celebrate the festive season.

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