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South Australia Police

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The South Australia Police (SAPOL) is the police force of the Australian state of South Australia. It is an agency of the Government of South Australia within the South Australian Department of Justice. SAPOL is directed by the Commissioner of Police, who then in turn reports to the Minister for Police.
History
Formally established in 1838 under Henry Inman, the force is the oldest in Australasia and it is the third oldest organised Police Service in the World. Unlike other Australian police forces, which originally employed soldiers or former convicts, the South Australia Police enlisted only volunteers. This occurred because South Australia was the only free colony on the continent.
The early stages of the force
In the early stages of the force, the staffing team consisted of ten mounted constables and ten foot constables under the command of the Inspector Henry Inman. By 1840, Major Thomas Shouldham O'Halloran was appointed as the first official Commissioner of Police. At this time, SAPOL consisted of one Superintendent, two Inspectors, three Sergeants and 47 Constables divided into foot and mounted sections. From 1848 to 1867, SAPOL also served as the state fire and rescue service until the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service was formed. They also supplied the Civil Ambulance Service 1880 til 1954 when it was taken over by the St John Ambulance Service.
Commissioners
Mission and authority
Core services
Emergency assistance on 000 Non-urgent assistance on 131 444 Crime prevention Child protection Coordinating and managing emergency response Responding to domestic violence Undertaking police checks Preventing vehicle crashes Regulating road use Registration and licensing of firearms Administering expiation notices Liquor licensing enforcement Statewide security Upholding the law.
Services and actions for the state
Advocacy Education Community engagement Incident response Investigation Law enforcement Prosecution Victim support.
Significant changes SAPOL has made to policing
1893: Introduced bicycles for metropolitan and country foot police. 1893: Pioneered the fingerprint system in Australia. 1915: Appointed the first women police in the British Commonwealth - Kate Cocks and Annie Ross 1987: The first Australian police service to introduce videotaping of 'suspect person' interviews. 1999: The first Australian policing jurisdiction to appoint a female police officer, Senior Sergeant Jane Kluzek, to a tactical group. 1993: Introduced Operation Nomad, as a policing initiative to reduce the threat of bushfires. 1996: Crime Stoppers launched. Established Neighbourhood Policing Teams in various metropolitan areas. 2011: The first police jurisdiction in Australia to launch its own web platform connecting mobile phone users to the latest police news.
Organisation
SAPOL's structure consists of various units. Through chain of command, all units are accountable to the Commissioner. Services are the largest...   ... (English)
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0144 Adelaide, Town Hall
0144 Adelaide, Town Hall
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0143 Adelaide, Victoria Square, Post Office
0143 Adelaide, Victoria Square, Post Office
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Adelaide: Victoria Square
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