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Western Australia Police

Index Western Australia Police

The Western Australia Police Force, colloquially WAPOL, provides police services throughout the state of Western Australia, an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, the world's largest non-federated area of jurisdiction, with a population of only 2.4 million, of which 1.94 million reside in the Perth Metropolitan Region. [1]

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ABC News

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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ABC News (Australia)

ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members "of the Aboriginal race of Australia" (indigenous to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania).

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AM (Australian radio series)

AM, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship current-affairs radio program, is one of Australia's longest-running productions.

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Andrew Mallard

Andrew Mallard (born 1962) is a British-born Western Australian who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Australian Associated Press

Australian Associated Press (AAP) is an Australian news agency.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the independent statistical agency of the Government of Australia.

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Australian honours system

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.

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Australian Police Medal

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".

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Bailiff

A bailiff (from Middle English baillif, Old French baillis, bail "custody, charge, office"; cf. bail, based on the adjectival form, baiulivus, of Latin bajulus, carrier, manager) is a manager, overseer or custodian; a legal officer to whom some degree of authority or jurisdiction is given.

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Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews (born 1946) was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Department of Corrections from 2005 to 2010.

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Baton (law enforcement)

A baton or truncheon is a roughly cylindrical club made of wood, rubber, plastic or metal.

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Bravery Medal (Australia)

The Bravery Medal (BM) is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.

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Brian Ross Martin

Brian Ross Martin (born 2 September 1947) is an Australian jurist.

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Cessna 310

The Cessna 310 is an American four-to-six-seat, low-wing, twin-engined monoplane produced by Cessna between 1954 and 1980.

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Chris Dawson (police officer)

Chris Dawson is an Australian police officer who is the Commissioner of Western Australia Police.

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Civil disorder

Civil disorder, also known as civil disturbance or civil unrest, is an activity arising from a mass act of civil disobedience (such as a demonstration, riot, or strike) in which the participants become hostile toward authority, and authorities incur difficulties in maintaining public safety and order, over the disorderly crowd.

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Civilian

A civilian is "a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force".

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Commendation for Brave Conduct

The Commendation for Brave Conduct is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.

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Constable

A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in criminal law enforcement.

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Constable Care

Originally conceived in 1989, the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation is a not for profit community organisation working in partnership with the Western Australia Police, to educate children and young people in primary and secondary schools across the State about safety, crime prevention, ethics and good decision making.

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Convict

A convict is "a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison".

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Corruption and Crime Commission

The Corruption and Crime Commission is an independent anti-corruption agency established on 1 January 2004 to improve the integrity of the Western Australian public sector and investigate allegations of misconduct against public officers.

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Counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorism (also spelled counterterrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.

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Crime in Western Australia

Crime in Western Australia is fought by the Western Australia Police and the Western Australia court system.

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Criminal investigation department

A criminal investigation department (CID) is the branch of all territorial police forces within the British Police, and many other Commonwealth police forces, to which plainclothes detectives belong.

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Cross of Valour (Australia)

The Cross of Valour was established in 1975 as the highest Australian Bravery Award.

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Curtin University

Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, Western Australia.

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Darryl Beamish

Darryl Beamish (born 1941) is a Western Australian man who was wrongfully convicted of wilful murder in 1961 and sentenced to death by hanging.

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Death of Corryn Rayney

Corryn Veronica Ann Rayney, née Da Silva, (born 1963) migrated to Australia with her Indian family in 1973 as refugees from Idi Amin's Uganda.

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Death of John Pat

John Peter Pat (31 October 196628 September 1983) was an Australian Aboriginal boy who, at the age of 16 years and 11 months, was killed in a fight with officers of the Western Australia Police.

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Detective

A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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East Perth, Western Australia

East Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located next to the Perth CBD.

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Elliott Johnston

Elliott Frank Johnston QC (26 February 1918 – 25 August 2011) was an Australian jurist and communist activist.

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Eurocopter AS355 Écureuil 2

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS355 Écureuil 2 (or Twin Squirrel) is a twin-engine light utility helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale in France (later part of Eurocopter Group, now Airbus Helicopters).

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Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin

The Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin (Dolphin), also formerly known as the Aérospatiale SA 365 Dauphin 2, is a medium-weight multipurpose twin-engine helicopter currently produced by Airbus Helicopters.

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Executive search

Executive search (informally called headhunting) is a specialized recruitment service which organizations pay to seek out and recruit highly qualified candidates for senior-level and executive jobs (e.g., President, Vice-president, CEO).

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Fingerprint

A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger.

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Firearm

A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.

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Forward-looking infrared

Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras, typically used on military and civilian aircraft, use a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation.

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Gibson Desert

The Gibson Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a large desert that covers a large dry area in the state of Western Australia and is still largely in an almost "pristine" state.

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Glock

The Glock pistol is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian Glock Ges.m.b.H..

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Gold Stealing Detection Unit

The Gold Stealing Detection Unit (GSDU), or Gold Stealing Detective Squad (GSDS), is a special unit of the Western Australian Police, based in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

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Government of Australia

The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

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Government of Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia, also referred to formally as Her Majesty's Government of Western Australia, or as the Western Australian Government or the West Australian Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Western Australia.

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Group Bravery Citation

The Group Bravery Citation is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.

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Handcuffs

Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individual's wrists close together.

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Head of state

A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona that officially represents the national unity and legitimacy of a sovereign state.

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Highgate, Western Australia

Highgate is an inner suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Vincent and north of the central business district of Perth.

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Highway

A highway is any public or private road or other public way on land.

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Hostage

A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against war.

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Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal is an award in the Australian honours system.

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Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.

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Inspector

Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.

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James Stirling (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir James Stirling (28 January 179122 April 1865) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator.

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Jandakot Airport

Jandakot Airport is an Australian general aviation airport located in Jandakot, Western Australia.

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John Button (campaigner)

John Button (born 9 February 1944 in Liverpool, England) is a Western Australian man who was the victim of a significant miscarriage of justice.

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John Quigley (politician)

John Robert Quigley (born 1 December 1948) is an Australian barrister, solicitor and politician in Western Australia.

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Joondalup

Joondalup is a regional metropolitan city within Perth, Western Australia, approximately north of Perth's central business district (CBD).

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Karl O'Callaghan

Karl Joseph O'Callaghan (born 1956 in England) served from 2004 to 2017 as Commissioner of the Western Australia Police.

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Karratha Airport

Karratha Airport is an airport in Karratha, Western Australia.

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Kelmscott, Western Australia

Kelmscott is a southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Armadale.

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Kennedy Royal Commission

The Royal commission into whether there has been corrupt or criminal conduct by any Western Australian Police Officer, commonly known as the Kennedy Royal Commission, was a Royal Commission established in 2002 by the state government of Western Australia to determine whether any officer of the Western Australia Police had engaged in corrupt or criminal conduct.

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Kiwirrkurra Community, Western Australia

Kiwirrkurra is a small community in Western Australia in the Gibson Desert, 1,200 km east of Port Hedland and 850 km west of Alice Springs.

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Lenco BearCat

The Lenco BearCat is a wheeled armored personnel carrier designed for military and law enforcement use.

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Literacy

Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write.

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Lloyd Rayney

Lloyd Patrick Rayney (b. Aden, Yemen 1962) is a Western Australian barrister and former Crown prosecutor who came to prominence when he was charged and acquitted in 2012 of the murder or manslaughter of his wife Corryn Rayney.

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Magistrate

The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.

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Malcolm McCusker

Malcolm James McCusker (born 6 August 1938) is an Australian barrister and philanthropist who was the 31st Governor of Western Australia, serving from July 2011 to June 2014.

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Maylands, Western Australia

Maylands is a riverside suburb approximately northeast of Perth centred on the Midland railway line on the northern bank of the Swan River.

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MBB/Kawasaki BK 117

The MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 is a twin-engined medium utility–transport helicopter.

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Michelle Roberts

Michelle Hopkins Roberts (née Thomas; born 29 February 1960) is an Australian politician who has been a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia since 1994.

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Minister for Police (Western Australia)

Minister for Police is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Michelle Roberts of the Australian Labor Party.

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Mounted police

Mounted police are police who patrol on horseback or camelback.

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National Emergency Medal (Australia)

The National Emergency Medal is an award of the Australian honours system given for sustained service during a nationally significant emergency.

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National Medal (Australia)

The National Medal is an Australian award given for long service by operational members of specified eligible organisations.

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National Police Service Medal

The National Police Service Medal (NPSM) is a special service award within the Australian honours system to provide "recognition for the unique contribution and significant commitment of those persons who have given ethical and diligent service as a sworn member of an Australian police service".

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New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police (Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa) is the national police force of New Zealand, responsible for enforcing criminal law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout New Zealand.

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Newman, Western Australia

Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Non-lethal weapon

Non-lethal weapons, also called less-lethal weapons, less-than-lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, compliance weapons, or pain-inducing weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than conventional weapons such as knives and firearms.

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Northbridge, Western Australia

Northbridge is an inner city suburb of Perth, Western Australia, historically separated from Perth's central business district by the Fremantle and Joondalup railway lines.

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Pepper spray

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.

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Perth Metropolitan Region

The Perth metropolitan region or Perth metropolitan area is a term used to describe the administrative area and geographical extent of the Western Australian capital city of Perth and its conurbation.

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Perth Mint Swindle

The Perth Mint Swindle is the popular name for the robbery of 49 gold bars weighing 68 kg from the Perth Mint in Western Australia on 22 June, 1982.

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Pilatus PC-12

The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland.

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Pinjarra massacre

The Pinjarra Massacre, also known as the Battle of Pinjarra, was an attack that occurred at Pinjarra, Western Australia on a group of up to 80 Noongar people by a detachment of 25 soldiers, police and settlers led by Governor James Stirling in 1834.

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Police

A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by a state to enforce the law, to protect people and property, and to prevent crime and civil disorder.

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Police commissioner

Police commissioner (also known as the commissioner of police) is a senior rank in many police forces.

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Police dog

A police dog, known in some English-speaking countries as a "K-9" or "K9" (a homophone of "canine"), is a dog that is specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel.

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Police misconduct

Police misconduct refers to inappropriate conduct and or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.

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Police officer

A police officer, also known as an officer, policeman, policewoman, cop, police agent, or a police employee is a warranted law employee of a police force.

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Police Overseas Service Medal (Australia)

The Police Overseas Service Medal is an award in the Australian honours system.

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Police tactical group

Police Tactical Group (PTG) is a highly trained Australian Police Tactical Unit that responds to and resolves high-risk incidents, including terrorist incidents.

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Roebourne, Western Australia

Roebourne is a former gold rush town in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

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Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) (1987–1991) was a Royal Commission appointed by the Australian Government in October 1987 to study and report upon the underlying social, cultural and legal issues behind the deaths in custody of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, in the light of the high level of such deaths.

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Sea captain

A sea captain, ship's captain, captain, master, or shipmaster, is a high-grade licensed mariner in ultimate command of the merchant vessel.

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Self-contained breathing apparatus

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) sometimes referred to as a compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), or simply breathing apparatus (BA), is a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others to provide breathable air in an immediately dangerous to life or health atmosphere (IDLH).

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Sergeant

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.

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Sheriff

A sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated.

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Shilling

The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and other British Commonwealth countries.

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Shirley Finn

Shirley June Finn, née Shewring (2 November 1941 – 22 or 23 June 1975), a Perth brothel keeper, nightclub operator and well-connected businesswoman and socialite, was shot dead at about midnight on 22–23 June 1975.

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Siege

A siege is a military blockade of a city, or fortress, with the intent of conquering by attrition, or a well-prepared assault.

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Smith & Wesson Model 10

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.

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Smith & Wesson SD

The Smith & Wesson SD, formerly known as the Sigma, was Smith & Wesson's first venture into using synthetic materials in pistol construction, using high-strength polymer material for the frame.

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Star of Courage (Australia)

The Star of Courage (SC) is a bravery decoration awarded to Australians.

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Superintendent (police)

Superintendent (Supt), often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations.

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Supreme Court of Western Australia

The Supreme Court of Western Australia is the highest state court in the Australian State of Western Australia.

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Swan River Colony

The Swan River Colony was a British colony established in 1829 on the Swan River, in Western Australia.

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Taser

A Taser is a brand of electroshock weapon sold by Axon.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Australian

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.

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The Causeway

The Causeway is an arterial traffic crossing in Perth, Western Australia, linking the inner-city suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park.

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The Sunday Times (Western Australia)

The Sunday Times, owned by Seven West Media, is a tabloid Sunday newspaper printed in Perth and distributed throughout Western Australia.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.

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The West Australian

The West Australian, widely known as The West (Saturday edition: The Weekend West) is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by Seven West Media (SWM), as is the state's other major newspaper, The Sunday Times.

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Trade union

A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.

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Uniform

A uniform is a type of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Vehicle armour

Military vehicles are commonly armoured (or armored; see spelling differences) to withstand the impact of shrapnel, bullets, missiles or shells, protecting the personnel inside from enemy fire.

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Very important person

A very important person (VIP) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to their status or importance.

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Vortex ring state

The vortex ring state, also known as settling with power, is a dangerous condition that may arise in helicopter flight, when a vortex ring system engulfs the rotor causing severe loss of lift.

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WACA Ground

The WACA (formally the WACA Ground) is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia.

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WAtoday

WAtoday is an online newspaper, focusing its coverage on Perth and Western Australia.

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Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.

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Western Australia Police Commissioner's Medal for Excellence

The Western Australia Police Commissioner's Medal for Excellence was established to recognise Western Australia Police personnel who have consistently contributed to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Western Australia Police.

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Western Australia Police Medal

The Western Australia Police Medal was established to recognise Western Australia Police personnel who have completed sustained diligent and ethical service to the Western Australia Police.

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Western Australia Police Pipe Band

The Western Australia Police Pipe Band is a Grade 1 pipe band based in Perth, Western Australia and associated with the Western Australia Police.

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Western Australia Police Star

The Western Australia Police Star was established to recognise Western Australia Police personnel who are killed or seriously injured whilst carrying out their primary functions on or off duty.

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.38 Special

No description.

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.40 S&W

The.40 S&W (10×22mm Smith & Wesson in unofficial metric notation) is a rimless pistol cartridge developed jointly by major American firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Australia_Police

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