News & Events
Tasmania Police Facebook Page
You can now connect with Tasmania Police on Facebook. The Facebook page will complement the existing communication strategies of Police and presents an opportunity to provide policing news directly to the community.
Weather Warning to Community
Tasmania Police wishes to inform the public to exercise extreme caution due to high winds and rain in the state. The public are advised to avoid unnecessary travel and ensure loose items around their homes are secured if safe to do so.
Tasmanian Government phone numbers are changing
The Tasmanian Government is moving to a new telephony system. Whilst departmental phone numbers will alter, importantly the emergency contact Triple Zero and Police Assistance Line 131 444 will not change.
We’re on Twitter Alerts!
Twitter Alerts allow time-critical updates to be sent as push-notifications to subscribers, meaning warnings are delivered immediately. To subscribe, log-in to Twitter and click on the ‘bell’ icon on our Twitter page for further info.
TasALERT – the Tasmanian Government official emergency information website is designed to provide a single source of clear and consistent emergency and resilience information from across government in an easy-to-use interface.
Triple Zero Review – have your say
Technology has come a long way since Triple Zero (000) was established in 1961. That’s why the Australian Government is reviewing the operation of the national Triple Zero operator. Complete the online form to have your say.
TAZI Teddy making trauma easier to bear
Tasmania Police will today receive 50 TAZI teddy bears from Girl Guides to be given to children who are affected by accidents, emergencies and crime. The donated bears will be used to help children cope with traumatic situations.
Murder of Simon Crisp – Marrawah – One Year
Simon Crisp was murdered at the rear of the Marrawah Tavern on 13 July 2013. Sunday marks one year since his death. The Tasmanian Government has approved a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.
Doing the right thing on the road? Have a coffee on us.
Good driving behaviour could earn you a free coffee courtesy of Tasmania Police and the Road Safety Advisory Council. In the wake of Operation Zero, officers will be rewarding good driver behaviour with a coffee voucher.
Operation Zero: Zero offences Zero tragedy
A 24 hour police road safety operation on Tasmania’s road rules begins at midnight tonight (1-July). After a month long education campaign with the Road Safety Advisory Council, Operation Zero is entering an enforcement stage.
Operation Unification Nets 78 Guns
Tasmania Police has taken almost 80 firearms, including a home-made weapon, out of circulation as part of Operation Unification – Get Illegal Guns Off Our Streets. 36 firearms were seized by police and 42 were handed in at amnesties.
Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2014
Do you know of a local program that has reduced crime or violence? Nominations for the 2014 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, recognising programs that reduce crime and violence in Australia, are now open.
Operation Unification calls for Tasmanians to help ‘Get Illegal Guns Off Our Streets’
Tasmania Police is cracking down on those involved with illegal firearms as part of Operation Unification which starts on 16 June. The two-week operation is part of an Australia-wide campaign to get stolen and illegal firearms out of circulation.
$50,000 Reward – Simon Crisp Murder
Do you have any information about the murder of Simon Crisp? There is a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the murder of Simon Crisp at the rear of the Marrawah Tavern on 13 July 2013.
High Tech Tickets for Tasmania Police
In the first of its kind in Australia, on-the-spot paper tickets issued by police will be a thing of the past. Tasmania Police has developed a mobile app, the PINS, so police can issue infringement notices electronically on tablet computers.
Tasmania Police Charity Trust
The Tasmania Police Charity Trust was established in December 2006 with a goal of fundraising to provide assistance to members of the community in need, including charities and disadvantaged individuals in Tasmania.
Stay Smart Online Week (2-6 June)
Stay Smart Online Week will be held from Monday 2 June to Friday 6 June 2014. This Awareness Week aims to help Australians using the internet understand the simple steps they can take to protect their information online.
International Missing Children’s Day (25 May)
Children go missing all around the world everyday – some taken by the people they trust the most – a family member or parent. Sunday 25 May 2014 is International Missing Children’s Day, help bring them home.
Walk Safely to School Day (23 May)
Walk Safely to School Day (Friday 23 May) is an annual, national event when Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. This event seeks to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
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).