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The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services



The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The DRUM 21 The NT Police Museum and Historical Society is collecting material involving NT Police history and require volunteer assistants for research and projects for one morning; say 9am to 12 midday one day per week. They provide the tea/coffee, the venue and some resources for the research. This is for the Citation Magazine and to build up the history base. It may mean a little time at Archives doing some of the research. Anyone interested can contact Barry Frew on telephone 8922 74 or at House behind the HQ Building at PMC on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9am and 12 midday Police Museum Volunteers Two and a half years has passed since the Violent Crime Reduction Strategy was implemented by the Northern Territory Police Force. Over this time we have seen the membership embrace the strategy concept and implement changes which have resulted in a significant reduction to the level of serious violent crime occurring in the Territory. National and international research continues to indicate that there is a distinct correlation between domestic and personal violence and other serious crimes such as homicide, sexual assault and child abuse. In line with intelligence led policing practices, the Violent Crime Reduction Strategy aims to utilise specific strategies to target recidivist offenders and victims, to monitor police response, provide feedback to the workforce and to work with other government and non-government agencies to provide excellent services to victims of domestic violence. After the introduction of the Violent Crime Reduction Strategy in 2004 there was a noticeable increase in the number of domestic violence related assaults recorded, the number of domestic violence restraining orders initiated by police and the number of breaches of restraining orders being prosecuted. The concerted efforts of members to maintain a consistent approach to this type of violence is having a positive result evidenced by the number of orders sought and the number of breaches prosecuted. The response by the Northern Territory Police to domestic and personal violence since the induction of the strategy has reinforced the link between domestic and personal violence and serious crimes. This strengthens the philosophy that a consistent police response to domestic and personal violence is an effective means of reducing the negative outcomes which often result from such violence. Between 2000 and 2005 the Territory recorded an average of 22 homicide related deaths per calendar year. In 2005, 44 per cent of homicide related deaths were linked to domestic and personal violence. At the end of 2006 the Territory recorded its lowest number of homicide related deaths since 2000, with only 17 deaths of this kind occurring and 24 per cent of them being linked to domestic and personal violence. VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION STRATEGY Peter Paolucci - continued (from page 20) Sergeant where he worked with longtime friends Gary Manison, Terry Walshe and Gert Johnsson. He was later promoted to Sergeant Third Class, and had two children, Jessica (27 years) and Daniel (25 years). After six years of working in the Centre, Peter was transferred to Darwin Traffic Section where he spent three years. He then moved to Jabiru General Duties. In that time Crocodile Dundee 2 was being filmed in Kakudu Park and I remember the director yelling Cut to the filming as I and my star struck partner had wandered too close to the filming of the scene as we rubber necked at the film site. He has since worked as a Detective in Darwin CIB with his good friend Detective Sergeant Matt Sodoli, in Communications and Palmerton General Duties when he was diagnosed with cancer, and spent 12 months fighting the disease before he was given the all clear to return to work. After returning he worked in Prosecutions and CIS before moving to the Professional Responsibility Division (now Ethical and Professional Standards Command) where he was later promoted to Senior Sergeant and remained until his retirement. It has been a great years of fun, adventure, laughs and some sad moments. I remember having a conversation with a Catholic priest about life and he commented You police live seven times the life of an ordinary person Boy was he right! Sue and I are going to ease into retirement and let things slowly happen. I am proud to have been part of such a great organization and know that it will go from strength to strength and serve the Community of the Northern Territory to the best of its ability.