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‘PolSAR’ a Police Search and Rescue Tool

For decades Police Rescue search coordinators being the head of profession for Search and Rescue (SAR) have used paper topographical maps for the search coordination of missing persons.   The need to rapidly find a location, utilise missing persons behaviour data, upload & download GPS data with the ability to draw on a computer based

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Victoria Police’s New GPS Car Tracking Trial Raises Concerns For Privacy, Expert Says

Victoria Police is hoping a trial that will allow officers to directly track cars via GPS will reduce vehicle thefts across the state, but an expert is warning the system could have significant implications for privacy if it becomes mandatory. The trial, which starts in September, will see 1,000 cars fitted with GPS tracking devices

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Fewer police sniffer dog searches but most still don’t find drugs

The number of people subjected to sniffer dog searches by NSW police has fallen to a five-year low, new figures reveal, but the proportion where no drugs are found remains stubbornly high. Last year the number of searches conducted after police dogs indicated the presence of drugs fell to 12,893 – the lowest annual figure since 2010 when 14,836 were carried out. Drugs

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