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Stella Lee

Cost-cutting backs the police into a corner

Chief Dick Lee says trimming budget further could affect frontline officers and undermine public confidence

Monday, 12 July, 2004, 12:00am

Cost-cutting backs the police into a corner

Chief Dick Lee says trimming budget further could affect frontline officers and undermine public confidence

The police force will have trouble cutting its budget further in the next financial year, and its pledge to minimise the impact on frontline officers and the public might be compromised, the commissioner has warned.

12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Chief says grievances abound, but we're stable at heart

Police Commissioner Dick Lee yesterday expressed concern over the double-digit growth in so-called 'grievance-type' crimes, including assaults on police officers, which jumped more than 50 per cent.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Deceptively simple - the craft of the con artist

The methods employed by the street swindler always appear obvious when put down on paper, but they prove effective, year after year.

Invariably they exploit the victim's good nature or greed. The following is the top five list of con tricks for this year, up until November.

1. 'Help! I need your phone/money'

29 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Crash survivor still haunted by memories of brush with death

A survivor of the crash has been forced to quit his job and keep secret from his two young children the inner torment he still endures four years on.

The father of two, who did not want to be named, is still being haunted by flashbacks and nightmares of the freak accident.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Higher fines help snuff out wax burners' little explosions

There have been only 121 warnings against the dangerous activity

The number of warnings issued for wax burning this Mid-Autumn Festival has plunged, apparently in response to the threat of a new $1,500 littering fine for the offence.

12 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

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