Cairns overnight media wrap – Wednesday, August 20

Fraud and drug charges, Whitfield: Three men were charged yesterday following a search of a Whitfield residence by detectives from the Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch. Officers executed a search warrant at the McManus Street dwelling at around 9:30am, allegedly locating two … Continue reading

Yarrabah PLO dancing up a storm with her community

Police Liaison Officer (PLO) Julia Smith was born and raised in Yarrabah and has strong cultural ties to the community. Julia’s family clans include the Weston Yalanji tribal clan from Laura, the Wanyur Majay clan from Gordonvale area, Wujal Wujal … Continue reading

How to catch a toy thief, Paw enforcement – Edition 10

Our police-dog-in training Axel has been put to the test this week undergoing his first introduction to conducting building searches. The training scenario appears to all be a game for 13-month-old Axel but what he doesn’t yet know that in … Continue reading

Police and communities working together to reduce crime in the Far North

Police and communities working together. Northern Region Acting Assistant Commissioner Paul Taylor acknowledged the commitment of the Far Northern District Police in their continued efforts to work with the community in reducing crime yesterday as he spoke with local media. … Continue reading

Khaki to computers – a journey through policing the great Far North!

Local history at it’s best! This past weekend a plaque dedication ceremony, celebrating 150 years of Policing in the Far North of Queensland, was held in Cairns. Tablelands Patrol Inspector Rolf Straatemeier is based in Mareeba, and addressed attendees at … Continue reading

Cairns shows continued support for 150 year celebrations

With Honour We Serve! Far North District Police paid tribute to the many police officers serving Queensland communities since 1864, in a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, August 9. The ceremony centred on the dedication of a plaque at the Memorial Walk, The Esplanade, … Continue reading

Local police want us to Drive to Survive!

Acting Officer in Charge of the Cairns Forensic Crash Unit, A/Sergeant Scott Ezard and his team of investigators are tasked with the grim job of investigating countless serious and fatal traffic crashes throughout the far north. A/Sgt Ezard and his … Continue reading

Happy 100th Birthday Babinda Police Station

Congratulations Babinda Police Station on celebrating their 100 year anniversary! On Friday the 1st August the Babinda Police Station hosted a morning tea with local community members, other government agencies and the past and present staff of the Police Station.   … Continue reading

Update – LOCATED – Vessel from Mission Beach

LOCATED: The vessel which was reported stolen from Mission Beach earlier today has been located. Police believe the boat broke free from it’s mooring in recent rough weather and floated north before floating to shore at Kurrimine Beach. Boat owners and operators … Continue reading

Vessel stolen from Mission Beach

Stolen vessel from Mission Beach: Police are seeking witnesses to this matter. Between 11:00am on Monday, August 4 and 8:30am on Thursday, August 7, unknown offenders stole a vessel moored at the Clump Point Jetty at Mission Beach. The vessel … Continue reading

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