Media Releases

Big blades keep on spinning to save lives and lift spirits

Sep 16, 2021  |  media release

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

Sep 09, 2021  |  media release

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

Sep 08, 2021  |  media release

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

Sep 06, 2021  |  media release

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

Aug 30, 2021  |  media release

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

Aug 12, 2021  |  media release

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

Aug 04, 2021  |  media release

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

Jul 29, 2021  |  media release

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

Jul 21, 2021  |  media release

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

Jul 16, 2021  |  media release

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.