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In the years following British settlement in Australia, aboriginal trackers or black trackers, as they became known, were enlisted by settlers to assist them in navigating their way through the Australian landscape.
Akubra is an Australian hat manufacturer.
Alexander Mitchell Duncan CMG (25 September 1888–1 September 1965) was a Scottish-Australian police officer.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history.
The Australian honours system consists of a number of orders, decorations, and medals through which the country's sovereign awards its citizens for actions or deeds that benefit the nation.
Australian native police units, consisting of Aboriginal troopers under the command usually of a single white officer, existed in various forms in all Australian mainland colonies during the nineteenth and, in some cases, into the twentieth centuries.
The Australian Police Medal (APM) is awarded for distinguished service by a member of an Australian police force. The APM was introduced in 1986, and replaced the Imperial Queen's Police Medal for Gallantry and Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Awards are made by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the responsible minister in each state or territory, and at the federal level. The total number of awards for each police force each year must not exceed one APM for every 1,000, or part of 1,000, sworn members in the force. Recipients of the Australian Police Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "APM".
Australian Story is a national weekly reality documentary television series produced by and broadcast on ABC Television.
A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak projecting in front.
A baton or truncheon is a roughly cylindrical club made of wood, rubber, plastic or metal.
The Bendigo Advertiser (commonly referred to as The Addy) is the daily (Monday–Saturday) newspaper for Bendigo, Victoria and its surrounding region.
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters.
Bob "Rocky" Lane (12 February 1946 – 13 July 1979) was an Victorian police detective who was murdered in the line of duty.
The Bravery Medal (BM) is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.
A breath test is a type of test performed on air generated from the act of exhalation.
A ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest, often called a bulletproof vest, is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact and reduce or stop penetration to the body from firearm-fired projectiles- and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso.
Captain Sir Charles MacMahon (10 July 1824 – 28 August 1891) was an Australian (Victorian) politician and for a short time Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
A chief commissioner is a commissioner of a high rank, usually in chief of several commissioners or similarly styled officers.
Christine Nixon APM (born 11 June 1953) is an Australian former police officer who was the chief commissioner of Victoria Police from 23 April 2001 to 27 February 2009, being the first female chief commissioner in any Australian state police force.
The City Square was a public plaza located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, Australia.
The Commendation for Brave Conduct is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.
A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in criminal law enforcement.
Corrections Victoria is part of the Department of Justice in the Victorian Government, and is responsible for the provision of custodial and community-based services as an important element of the criminal justice system in the state of Victoria, Australia.
The County Court of Victoria (formally "the County Court") was established in 1852 by the County Courts Act 1852.
Criminal activity in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is combated by the Victoria Police and the Victorian court system, while statistics about crime are managed by the Crime Statistics Agency.
The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is a specialist unit of the Victoria Police that provides assistance to general duties police, including a negotiator capability, to resolve high risk incidents utilising specialist tactics and equipment.
The Cross of Valour was established in 1975 as the highest Australian Bravery Award.
The custodian helmet is the modern name applied to the helmet worn by male police officers in England and Wales (and formerly in Scotland) and certain other places around the world.
Tyler Jordan Cassidy was a 15-year-old boy who was killed by Victoria Police officers in Australia.
Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km (1.2 mi) from Melbourne's Central Business District.
Enterprise bargaining is wage and working conditions being negotiated at the level of the individual organisations, usually in Australia.
An ethicist is one whose judgment on ethics and ethical codes has come to be trusted by a specific community, and (importantly) is expressed in some way that makes it possible for others to mimic or approximate that judgment.
The Eureka Rebellion was a rebellion in 1854, instigated by gold miners in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom.
Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.
Flinders Street is a notable street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Captain Frederick Charles Standish (20 April 1824 – 19 March 1883) was a Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria (Australia).
Glen Waverley is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Monash.
Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia.
Graham Leonard Ashton is an Australian police officer who is the current Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individual's wrists close together.
A handgun is a short-barreled firearm designed to be fired with only one hand.
The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal is an award in the Australian honours system.
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is Victoria's anti-corruption agency with jurisdiction over the public sector.
Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.
Major General Sir John Gellibrand, (5 December 1872 – 3 June 1945) was a senior Australian Army officer in the First World War, Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police from 1920 to 1922, and a member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Tasmanian Division of Denison for the Nationalist Party from 1925 to 1928.
Kate Jenkins (born 1968) is an Australian lawyer who has been Commissioner at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission since 2013.
Kelvin "Kel" Glare AO, APM (born 6 January 1938 in Hopetoun, Victoria) is a former Australian police officer, who was Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 1987 to 1992.
Kenneth Douglas Lay (born 17 February 1956 in Korumburra, Victoria) is a former Australian police officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 2011 to 2015.
Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
A law enforcement agency (LEA), in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.
Lisa Mary Neville (born 27 May 1964) is an Australian politician, currently serving as the member for Bellarine in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Melbourne gangland killings were the murders in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia of 36 criminal figures or partners between 16 January 1998 and 13 August 2010.
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne.
Metro Trains Melbourne, known colloquially as simply Metro, is the franchised operator of the suburban railway network in Melbourne, Australia.
Sinclair Imrie "Mick" Miller AO, LVO, QPM (born 13 October 1926) is a former Australian police officer.
Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The National Medal is an Australian award given for long service by operational members of specified eligible organisations.
Australia's National Police Memorial is in the national capital, Canberra, in King's Park on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to the National Carillon on Aspen Island.
Edward "Ned" Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer.
Murray Neil Comrie AO, APM (born 10 March 1947 in Ballarat, Victoria), known as Neil Comrie, is a former Australian police officer.
News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.
Noel Wilby (1914 – 1975) was an Australian police officer and chief commissioner of Victoria Police from 1969 to 1971.
Occupy Melbourne was a social movement which took place from late 2011 to mid 2012 in Melbourne, Australia as part of the global Occupy movement.
The Office of Police Integrity (OPI) was the Victorian independent police oversight and anti-corruption agency established by the Victorian Government in November 2004.
See Ombudsman for the definitions and examples of other ombudsman throughout the globe.
A penny is a coin (. pennies) or a unit of currency (pl. pence) in various countries.
Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.
The pith helmet (Spanish: salacot) also known as the safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee or topi is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of pith material.
The Police Association of Victoria is the union organisation representing about 11,000 members of the Victoria Police.
Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers end up breaking their political contract and abuse their power for personal gain.
Police misconduct refers to inappropriate conduct and or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.
The Police Overseas Service Medal is an award in the Australian honours system.
Police uniforms and equipment in the United Kingdom have varied considerably from the inception of what was to become the earliest recognisable mainstream police force in the country with the Glasgow Police Act 1800 forming the City of Glasgow Police and then the Metropolitan Police Act of 1829, allowing the formation of the Metropolitan Police.
Project Griffin was originally introduced by the City of London Police and Metropolitan Police in April 2004 to help "London's financial sector better protect itself against terrorist threats".
The word prothonotary is recorded in English since 1447, as "principal clerk of a court," from L.L. prothonotarius (c. 400), from Greek protonotarios "first scribe," originally the chief of the college of recorders of the court of the Byzantine Empire, from Greek πρῶτος protos "first" + Latin notarius ("notary"); the -h- appeared in Medieval Latin.
The Public Service Medal (PSM) is a civil decoration awarded to Australian public servants (at all levels) for outstanding service. The PSM was introduced in 1989 and replaced the Imperial awards discontinued in 1975, supplementing the Order of Australia introduced that same year. Recipients of the Public Service Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "PSM". The medal is awarded twice each year by the Governor-General of Australia, on the nomination of the responsible Minister in each state or territory, and at the federal level. The total number of awards made each year must not exceed 100, further broken down into a quota for each government public service.
Reginald "Reg" Jackson (1913 – 5 August 1989) was an Australian police officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 1971 to 1977.
A revolver (also called a wheel gun) is a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing.
A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.
A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.
The Russell Street bombing was the 27 March 1986 bombing of the Russell Street Police Headquarters complex in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Russell Street Police Headquarters in Melbourne, on the north-eastern corner of Russell and La Trobe Streets, was well known as the headquarters of the Victoria Police through the second half of the 20th century, and was often referred to simply as 'Russell Street'.
Russell Street is a main street and thoroughfare in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.
Major General Selwyn Havelock Watson Craig Porter, (23 February 1905 – 9 October 1963) was an Australian Army officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
A semi-automatic firearm, or self-loading firearm, is one that not only fires a bullet each time the trigger is pulled, but also performs all steps necessary to prepare it to discharge again—assuming cartridges remain in the firearm's feed device.
A semi-automatic pistol is a type of pistol that is semi-automatic, meaning it uses the energy of the fired cartridge to cycle the action of the firearm and advance the next available cartridge into position for firing.
Sergeant (abbreviated to Sgt and capitalized when used as a named person's title) is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.
The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and other British Commonwealth countries.
The Silk–Miller murders (also known as the Moorabbin Police murders) was the name given to the murders of Victoria Police officers Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia on 16 August 1998.
Simon Illingworth (born 10 November 1967) is an Australian former police officer and the councillor for Coastal Ward, Shire of Corangamite.
Simon Overland APM (born 19 March 1962. 2 March 2009, www.premier.vic.gov.au) is the Tasmanian Justice Department Secretary and a former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police in Australia.
The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) is a polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistol introduced in the summer of 2005 by the American company Smith & Wesson.
The Smith & Wesson Model 10, previously known as the Smith & Wesson.38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a revolver of worldwide popularity.
The Register, originally the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, and later South Australian Register, was South Australia's first newspaper.
The Star of Courage (SC) is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.
Superintendent (Supt), often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations.
The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia.
A sword is a bladed weapon intended for slashing or thrusting that is longer than a knife or dagger.
A Taser is a brand of electroshock weapon sold by Axon.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Argus was a morning daily newspaper in Melbourne, Australia that was established in 1846 and closed in 1957.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Camperdown Chronicle is the local newspaper of the Australian town of Camperdown, Victoria.
The Chronicle was a South Australian weekly newspaper which evolved through a series of titles.
Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, (24 January 188427 May 1951) was an Australian general of the First and Second World Wars, and the only Australian to attain the rank of field marshal.
Thomas O'Callaghan (11 April 1845–1 September 1931) was an Australian police officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 1902 to 1913.
Tights are a kind of cloth garment, most often sheathing the body from the waist to the toe tips with a tight fit, hence the name.
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is the statutory insurer of third-party personal liability (CTP insurance in other states) for road accidents in the State of Victoria, Australia.
A United Nations Medal is an international decoration awarded by the United Nations (UN) to the various world countries militaries for participation in joint international military and police operations such as peacekeeping, humanitarian efforts, and disaster relief.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
The Victoria Police Academy is the main induction training establishment for the Victoria Police.
The Victoria Police Air Wing is the police aviation unit of the Victoria Police operating rotary wing aircraft in metropolitan Melbourne and providing a service to the whole of Victoria.
Victoria Police Department (VicPD) is the municipal police force for the City of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada.
The Victoria Police Pipe Band is a former Grade One World Pipe Band Championship-winning pipe band based in Melbourne, Australia.
The Public Order Response Team (PORT) is the full-time public order and riot response for Victoria Police.
The Search and Rescue Squad is the Search and Rescue group of the Victoria Police that provides specialist expertise, advice and practical assistance in land search and rescue.
The Special Operations Group (SOG) is the Police Tactical Group of the Victoria Police who wear iconic black coveralls synonymous of the SOG.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
The Walsh Street police shootings were the 1988 murders of two Victoria Police officers: Constables Steven Tynan, 22, and Damian Eyre, 20.
A whistle is an instrument which produces sound from a stream of gas, most commonly air.
Sir William Henry Fancourt Mitchell (1811 – 24 November 1884) was an Australian police commissioner and politician, President of the Victorian Legislative Council for fourteen years.
3AW is a talkback radio station based in Melbourne.