News & Events
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).
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.
Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN)
The ACORN allows you to securely report cybercrime incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. This will help our law enforcement agencies to better combat the growing threat of cybercrime in Australia.
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.
Halloween Trick or Treaters Posters
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2016-17 DPFEM Annual Report
The 2016-17 DPFEM Annual Report is now available. Key points to note are:
• additional 66 Constables added during the reporting period
• home burglaries have decreased by 18%
• serious crime is up by 11% but this is inflated by a number of one-off personal crimes
• Tasmania still has one of the lowest crime rates in the country
• significant upgrades to police housing, especially in the State’s North-West
• ongoing rollout of the new Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch system.
Western Crime Stoppers – Assistance Required – 06 Oct 2017
Police investigating a report of crime in the Ulverstone township wish to identify and interview the males photographed, who are believed to have information which may assist the investigation. If you recognise, or can assist police to locate either of the males, please contact Tasmania Police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333…
Tougher penalties for drivers who evade police
The Police Powers and Related Legislation (Evasion) Act 2017 commenced operation on 13 September and makes a number of amendments to various legislation relating to the offence of evading police.
New recruitment campaign
Tasmania Police has today launched a new recruitment campaign to encourage more women to apply to become police officers. The new campaign comes during Tasmania Police’s ‘100 Years of Women in Policing’ celebratory year.
National Police Remembrance Day
At National Police Remembrance Day services held around the country, officers pause to commemorate and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their community.
Western Crime Stoppers – Assistance Required – 29 Sep 2017
Detectives at Devonport CIB are investigating the burglary of a motor vehicle in East Devonport and the theft of power tools. The power tools were stolen overnight on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 September, from a tool capsule fitted to the tray of a utility. The stolen property is all Makita brand, and includes an…
Western Crime Stoppers – Assistance Required – 15 Sep 2017
Detectives in Devonport are investigating the theft of seven mountain bikes from Don College. The bikes are all of the ‘Giant’ make, and the models are either ‘Talon’ or ‘Boulder’. At the time they were stolen the bikes were very similar in appearance and colour to the two bikes pictured below. One of the stolen…
Western Crime Stoppers – Assistance Required – 8 Sep 2017
Detectives investigating various offences have taken possession of a the pictured gold ring with two adjacent emeralds during a recent search.
Western Crime Stoppers – Assistance Required – 1 Sep 2017
Anyone with information in relation to a blue Sherco 300 road/trail motorcycle (as pictured) stolen from from a carport in Wynyard overnight on 28-29 August is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism
Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism has been developed to protect the lives of people working in, using, and visiting crowded places by making these places more resilient.
PV Cape Wickham
Tasmania Police has welcomed Police Vessel Cape Wickham into its fleet of vessels. PV Cape Wickham – which takes its name from the picturesque cape on King Island – is a 23.95m vessel equipped with world class marine search & rescue technology.
National Firearms Amnesty
Tasmanians handed in almost 2,000 unregistered and unwanted firearms during the National Firearms Amnesty period of 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017. Surrendered firearms consisted of 745 shotguns, 1071 rifles and 108 handguns.
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.