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.
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
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 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
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
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
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