New South Wales Police Force
Primary law enforcement agency of New South Wales, Australia
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The New South Wales Police Force is the primary law enforcement agency of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a servant of the Crown, independent of Government, although a minister of the Crown has administration. Divided into Police Area Commands (PACs), for metropolitan areas of NSW and Police Districts (PDs), for regional and country areas of NSW, the NSW Police Force consists of more than 500 local police stations and covers an area of 801,600 square kilometres in a state of some eight million people.
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NSW Police 'Operation Nemesis' to see five cruise ships restocked and moved out of Sydney HarbourFive cruise ships will be reprovisioned in Sydney harbour before departing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
NSW Police investigate Ruby Princess debacle as Labor demands answers from Peter DuttonNSW Police have announced they're investigating the Ruby Princess coronavirus debacle, a day after Labor singled out Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton for criticism over its handling.
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'Systemic unlawfulness': 88 per cent of NSW Police searches found nothingPolice found nothing in 88 per cent of the 211,000 personal searches conducted under the force's quota-based system in 2018, prompting concerns the regime is leading to an abuse of police powers to..
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Gay officers win discrimination case against NSW PoliceThe officers are seeking compensation after NSW Police was found to have discriminated against them based on their sexuality.
NSW police are investigating an altered document used by Angus Taylor's office to criticise Clover MooreNSW Police are investigating an allegedly fraudulent document shared by federal energy minister Angus Taylor's office, which purported to reveal the City of Sydney council's travel expenditure.
'They need to have respect': NSW Police chief defends strip searchesNSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has defended his force's use of strip searches, including on those younger than 18.
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NSW police arrest of Afghan women during traffic stop 'appalling'The manner in which NSW Police officers arrested and humiliated two women in hijabs over an alleged unbuckled seatbelt was "appalling" and had the potential to undermine the entire force, critics say.
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