Big blades keep on spinning to save lives and lift spirits
New-look state rescue helicopters are gracing South Australian skies as the crucial service continues to respond to emergency and time-critical situations, notching up about 1,200 missions each year.
National sovereign Large Air Tanker boosts bushfire protection ahead of summer
A Large Air Tanker (LAT) will be based in Australia on year-round standby for aerial assaults on bushfires across the country following a $4 million boost by the Morrison Government to better protect lives and property.
Australian-first legislation aims to smoke out irresponsible drug drivers
Nation leading legislation that supports SAPOL with additional power to remove drug drivers from South Australian roads immediately after a positive roadside test will be introduced into SA Parliament today – the first of its kind in Australia.
Drivers count cost of their poor choices as cars cop the crush
Hundreds of hoons and shameful drivers have been caught risking lives over a two-month-long period, but a new road safety initiative has become a red light for those dangerous road users who are now unable to free their vehicles from impound without consequence.
Alleged machete-wielding offender tripped up by SAPOL technology
DNA evidence has helped SAPOL arrest a male youth who allegedly concealed his identity with a mask before using a machete to rob a Port Lincoln service station.
Better personal protection has front line SAPOL officers covered back-to-front
Custom state-of-the-art body armour designed with the latest lightweight technology is protecting SAPOL officers on the beat as the Marshall Liberal Government’s enhanced personal safety rollout continues across South Australia.
Artists on the Inside exhibition launches
South Australian prisoners will showcase their talent and artwork as part of the 2021 Artists on the Inside exhibition.
Bushfire management plan to safeguard South Australians complete
South Australia’s inaugural State Bushfire Management Plan 2021-2025 (SBMP) – shaped by crucial and meaningful community input – is complete, cementing another step toward greater bushfire resilience and safety.
New SAFECOM Chief Executive appointed
A proven South Australian leader with extensive experience in the public sector, who served as a nurse before ascending to executive appointments in health and emergency management, is the new South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) Chief Executive.
SAPOL search uncovers stash of fake driver’s licences
An ongoing SAPOL investigation into identity theft has seen four alleged offenders arrested after a search of a western suburbs home uncovered more than 100 fake or stolen licences, health and bank cards.