This year in ACT Policing

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As another year comes to an end and I wrap up my first year as Chief Police Officer for the ACT, it is timely to reflect on the past 12 months.

Throughout the year, we have resolved thousands of incidents across the ACT. We have helped victims of family violence, prevented road collisions and put offenders before the court. We have taken firearms and other illegal weapons off our streets, prevented drugs from reaching vulnerable Canberrans and returned stolen property to families. Importantly, through our visibility across Canberra, we have deterred and prevented offences from occurring in the first place.

The role of a community police officer is very rewarding, and also very challenging. It is often dangerous and unpredictable. As a community, we are constantly growing and changing, and as a police force, we need to be innovative and adaptive to these changes. My officers are responding to increasing demands and I am focussed on alleviating unnecessary pressures and demands so we can deliver the best service possible to you, our community.

Many police will work throughout the Christmas period and I sincerely thank each and every one of them for their commitment to keeping our community safe.

Merry Christmas and have a happy and safe new year.