News & Events
National Firearms Amnesty
Australia’s National Firearms Amnesty runs from 01 July to 30 September 2017. The aim of the amnesty is to improve public safety by reducing the number of unregistered firearms and firearm-related articles in our community.
Body Worn Cameras
The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management is undertaking a project to introduce Body Worn Cameras to all frontline police. It’s expected the first Body Worn Cameras will be rolled out later this year as part of a trial.
National Road Safety Week: 8-14 May
Next week is National Road Safety Week (8-14 May) and together with the Road Safety Advisory Council and the RACT, we’re reminding drivers to slow down and take care on our roads.
Recognising and rewarding good practice in crime prevention
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. These awards recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.
Targa Tasmania 2017
Targa Tasmania 2017 is on again. Leg one of the journey begins on Monday 24 April at Kayena, West Tamar. Roads will be closed roads for the event to ensure the safety of the competitors and the motoring public. A full list of road closures can be obtained by visiting the Targa website at www.targa.com.au…
Harmony Week: 20-26 March 2017
With the theme of ‘everyone belongs’ – this week Tasmania Police are supporting Harmony Week, with Harmony Day held on Tuesday 21 March.
100 years Women in Policing – 1917 – 2017
Celebrations have begun to mark this significant milestone in the history of Tasmania Police. Throughout this centenary year we will be recognising the contributions and achievements of the women in our service.
Crime Stoppers Week 2017
Businesses, community groups and media join forces with Crime Stoppers Tasmania to say NO to crime and YES to a safer Tasmania, in 2017. This year Crime Stoppers Week is targeting the manufacture, supply and distribution of the illicit drug Ice, motor vehicle theft and shoplifting.
Tasmania Police Celebration – Camp Clayton Fun Day
This year we are excited to be celebrating 100 years of Women in Policing in Tasmania. We want all regions of the state to be involved in the celebrations and one of our biggest events will be held in Ulverstone on 1 April.
Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2017
Join the global celebration and unite for a better internet this Safer Internet Day! Check out our resources and activities for ways to get involved.
Be the change: unite for a better internet
Tasmania Police Facebook Page
You can now connect with Tasmania Police on Facebook. The Facebook page complements the existing communication strategies of Police and presents an opportunity to provide policing news directly to the community.
Police Assistance Line 131 444
The Police Assistance Line (131 444) is a national number for people to contact police for non-emergencies. For example, call 131 444 to report irresponsible driving or a noisy party. 131 444 calls are charged at a local rate (except for mobiles).
National Security Hotline
The National Security Hotline is the single point of contact for the public to report possible signs of terrorism. If you spot things that are out of the ordinary, that don’t add up, call the 24-hour National Security Hotline on 1800 1234 00.
Firearms Storage Laws are Changing
Firearm storage requirements for firearm licence holders will change from 31 July 2017. Details of the proposed changes are contained in the draft Firearms Amendment Regulations 2017 and associated Regulatory Impact Statement, and the public are invited to provide submissions in regard to the proposed changes before they are finalised.
Abseiling to Break Down Barriers
Members from Tasmania Police have taken part in an initiative aimed at breaking down the barriers between youth at risk and emergency services personnel.
Young People and Alcohol
With end of year celebrations ahead, it is timely to provide advice about young people and alcohol. A number of resources are available which further detail the Sale and Supply of Alcohol to Youth legislation.
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Annual Report 2015 – 2016
The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) Annual Report 2015-16 was tabled in Parliament on 26 October 2016, and is now available for download.
Queenstown Police Residences Upgrade
The first stage of a project to significantly improve housing for police officers on the West Coast is complete. In Queenstown, six houses and the local police station have been extensively renovated at a cost of $1million.
Take our Social Media Survey
Tasmania Police value your feedback and would love to hear from you about what you want to see on our Facebook page. Follow the link to our survey to tell us what you think.
Infringement Notices Now Available Electronically
Police Infringement Notices are now able to be emailed directly to you instead of via the post. Emailing your infringement notice will make it quicker and easier for you to pay using Service Tasmania’s online payment system.