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What is the Police Infringement Notice System (PINS)?
Tasmania Police has developed a mobile app, the Police Infringement Notice System (PINS), which issues infringement notices electronically via tablet computers.
PINS processes the infringement electronically and it is sent to the recipient by post.
PINS features include automatic retrieval of licence, registration details and the photograph of the licence holder for identity checks.
Officers will have the ability to perform identification validation and capture geo-location data. Checks for information on prior convictions can also be made.
PINS automatically inputs the appropriate penalty for the infringement, and has the capacity to add notes and take photos.
Infringement notices enable offences to be dealt with without a court appearance. Around 90,000 infringement notices are issued by Tasmania Police a year.
There will be significant efficiencies from PINS. It’s anticipated that the savings in police time and paperwork will amount to 39 police hours a day, or $250,000 annually.
PINS can be used for most infringements, including:
> Traffic Offences
> Gaming Control Regulations
> Animal Welfare Offences
> Environmental Offences
> Liquor Offences
> Licensing Offences
> Litter Offences
> Parks and Wildlife offences
> Public Health Regulations
> Fisheries Offences, and
> Breathalyser Infringements.
When does the electronic infringement system start?
Some police areas will changeover from paper based infringements to the electronic application from 3 June 2014. It is expected to be rolled out statewide by mid-August 2014.
What if there is an error on the electronic infringement? Is it valid?
The likelihood of an error within an infringement is slight. Information is automatically retrieved from the DIER Motor Registry System. The app also provides assistance in selecting the type of infringement to be issued etc. However, errors in spelling, etc. will not render the infringement invalid.
What if I didn’t get the posted infringement notice because I have moved, or not changed my address or the notice is lost?
The issuing officer will request the current address from a person who allegedly committed an offence and the infringement notice will be sent to that address. By law, a member of the public is required to provide an officer with their current name and address if an offence had allegedly been committed. Allow four days to receive the infringement notice in the mail. It is important to give your current address to the police officer at the time of the alleged offence. If you don’t, this may result in further charges being laid. More information on infringement notices is available at the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service website.
How do I apply for a Police History Record Check?
Information regarding police checks is available on the Police History Record Check section of this site.
How do I apply for a Firearms Licence?
Information regarding firearms licences and application processes are available on the Firearms section of this site.
How do I submit a Freedom of Information request. There are no details on this site.
On 1 July 2010, the Right to Information Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1991, providing for greater access to information held by government bodies. Further details are available on the Right to Information section of this site.
My property has been damaged and/or I have been the victim of a burglary.
My insurance company want a copy of the Offence Report. What should I do?
Offence Reports are managed within Tasmania Police by Information Services, Tasmania Police. An application for a copy of an Offence Report should be submitted to Information Services, Tasmania Polices. An application must include the details of the nature of the incident, offence date, offence location, reporting person, victim, and Offence Report or Incident number. A file service fee of $53.90 (including GST) applies (payable to Tasmania Police), unless otherwise agreed with Information Services. Payment must be provided at the time of application.
I am the victim of a crime (or the representative of a victim) and need a copy of the Offence Report.
What should I do?
A member of the public who is the victim of a crime can request a copy of the Offence Report for their records. Requests for Offence Reports can also be made by a representative of the victim, for example an Insurance Agent, Broker, Assessor, Lawyer, Hire Car Company or Investigator; provided that the request is submitted on organisational letterhead. Applications for Offence Reports should be submitted to Information Services, Tasmania Police. An application must include the details of the nature of the incident, offence date, offence location, reporting person, victim, and Offence Report or Incident Number. A file service fee of $53.90 (including GST) applies (payable to Tasmania Police), unless otherwise agreed with Information Services. Payment must be provided at the time of application.
How do I apply to become a sworn member of Tasmania Police?
Information regarding the recruitment process is available on the Recruitment Services section of this site.
How do I apply for a Proof of Identity Card?
Proof of Identity cards are available from Service Tasmania.
How do I make changes to a Family Violence Order?
The Applicant (affected person) or Respondent (person against whom a Family Violence Order has been made) may apply to a Court for a Variation, Extension or Revocation of a Family Violence Order. Information and application forms are available from Service Tasmania or at any police station.
How do I apply for a Restraint Order?
Application for a Restraint Order can be made by completing the relevant application form and lodging it at the Magistrates Court. Forms are available at the Magistrates Court and at police stations, however they must be lodged at the Magistrates Court along with payment of an application fee. Only a Magistrate is authorised to issue a restraint order.