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Old 28th June 2022, 11:50 PM   #41
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Old 29th June 2022, 12:13 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
My Australian state of Victoria has a population of 6.6 million and a force of 23000. Itís not perfect but is well run and is generally respected. It still has local presence without the need of hundreds of forces in the state.
Back in the 80s their reputation wasn't all that great...
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Old 29th June 2022, 12:36 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Back in the 80s their reputation wasn't all that great...
Well I worked there then and had a seat on Force Command. But you are right. Two police assassinated in South Yarra led to a police over-reaction. There were evil crooks killed at that time, but it wasnít right. I remember the CCP congratulating a Commissioner (sarcastically) for the fact that one of his members refrained from shooting a fleeing crim.

But I think their reputation was pretty solid with the general public. The sainted Mick Miller was CCP during the 1980s, followed by his deputy Kel Glare, both decent men. The 10 years after that were overseen by poor leaders.
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