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New South Wales Police Force: Primary law enforcement agency of New South Wales, Australia
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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'Systemic unlawfulness': 88 per cent of NSW Police searches found nothing

Police 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..
The Age - Published

NSW Police blacklist disproportionately targeted Indigenous children, some as young as nine

A report by the NSW Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has found the state's police maintained a blacklist disproportionately made up of Indigenous young people deemed to be at risk of committing..
SBS - Published

NSW Police defend strip search quota system

NSW Police has defended the way it conducts personal searches after it was revealed more than 238,000 people were searched in 2018-19.
SBS - Published

Legal action taken against 183 people this bushfire season

NSW Police have taken legal action against 183 people so far this bushfire season, including charging 24 people with deliberately lighting bushfires.
The Age - Published

Gay officers win discrimination case against NSW Police

The officers are seeking compensation after NSW Police was found to have discriminated against them based on their sexuality.
SBS - Published

NSW police are investigating an altered document used by Angus Taylor's office to criticise Clover Moore

NSW 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.
SBS - Published

'They need to have respect': NSW Police chief defends strip searches

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has defended his force's use of strip searches, including on those younger than 18.
SBS - Published

'He's lost everything': Bill Spedding sues NSW Police

The washing machine repairman who was publicly named as a person of interest in the high-profile case of missing boy William Tyrrell has claimed malicious prosecution by NSW Police.
The Age - Published

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.
SBS - Published

'Reputational damage’: Washing machine repairman to sue NSW police over William Tyrrell case

NSW mid-north coast repairman Bill Spedding will sue NSW Police over his treatment in relation to the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.
SBS - Published

Spedding to sue NSW Police over treatment

NSW mid-north coast repairman Bill Spedding will sue NSW Police over his treatment in relation to the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.
SBS - Published

Dastyari cautioned over ICAC bike antics

Sam Dastyari has been cautioned by NSW Police for riding a share bike on a Sydney footpath en route to an ICAC inquiry but he won't be fined.
SBS - Published

Armed man dies after being shot by NSW Police

A man has died in hospital after he allegedly pointed a gun at NSW Police, prompting officers to shoot him in the leg.
SBS - Published

Inmates at NSW juvenile justice centre to 'face consequences' as riot comes to peaceful end

A riot at a NSW juvenile justice centre has been brought under control, NSW Police said.
SBS - Published

NSW police to aid family of Canada victims

Two NSW Police homicide officers including Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole have been sent to Canada after a young Australian man was shot dead.
SBS - Published

Son of NSW Police chief inspector and girlfriend found dead in Canada

An Australian man and his American partner have been found dead in suspicious circumstances on a highway in Canada.
SBS - Published

Police stations and courts among targets in alleged Sydney terror plot

A 12-month investigation by NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police has led to the arrest of three individuals linked to an alleged terror plot, which police say were targeting public venues in..
SBS - Published

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