Welcome to ACT Policing Online News

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers

Over the past few years, ACT Policing has been strengthening its digital capabilities following the introduction of the ACT Policing Facebook page in 2013.

I’m pleased to announce our latest initiative in community engagement, where we’ll be sharing more with you about the activities of ACT Policing via ACT Policing Online News.

In my first post I wanted to introduce you to some of the new features you can expect to see on this site.

One of the biggest features is the site’s responsiveness to all devices including desktop, mobile and tablets. We want to ensure you get the same quality information no matter how you choose to view it.

We’ve made it easier to call for help by placing our Triple Zero, Police Assistance and Crime Stoppers contacts at the top of each page.  

In the media release section you’ll find more operationally-focused content including arrests, missing persons, seizures and crimes committed and solved in the ACT. Often we will post a release calling for witnesses and I’d urge the community to get involved in solving crime by sharing these using the Facebook and Twitter links at the bottom of each story.

You can also now subscribe via email or RSS feed to our media releases and community news to receive up-to-the-minute broadcasts directly from us.

Our community news section will showcase the latest on what ACT Policing has been up to in the community including events, good news stories and the adventures of Constable Kenny Koala.

In addition to our CrimeStatistics Map which is updated quarterly, we are now providing raw crime data which will be updated monthly.  I’m pleased to report that in the first quarter of 2016, crime dropped 10.5 per cent across Canberra compared to the same period last year.

The ACT Policing blog will feature stories directly from our law enforcement subject matter experts, and the quick search function allows you to find archived media releases and community news stories.

You can also link to our social media channels at the top of the page and I’d encourage you to follow us on our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube feeds. You can also hear more from me by following my Twitter account @CPOACT.

This new website helps us to engage and collaborate with you. The community has an important role to play in preventing, detecting and solving crime and we are committed to providing you with the latest information from ACT Policing.