Media Releases

SAPOL stamps out anti-social behaviour to boost southern suburbs safety

Oct 15, 2021  |  media release

A SAPOL operation targeting anti-social behaviour at a major shopping centre and nearby business precinct in the southern suburbs has resulted in multiple arrests and evictions.

Country people lose their lives on country roads – it’s no myth

Oct 15, 2021  |  media release

South Australians living in regional communities are the target audience of a new road safety campaign that uses seven emotionally charged TV commercials to reveal the horrors of the Fatal Five offences and how they are claiming lives at a tragic rate on the state’s regional roads.

Huge road safety boost for motorcycle riders just around the bend

Oct 14, 2021  |  media release

Almost 12,000 young and novice motorcycle riders will be reminded in coming days about crucial changes to South Australia’s motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS), which come into effect next month to further protect lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.

North east school name revealed

Oct 11, 2021  |  media release

Morialta Secondary College has been revealed as the name of the new school set to open in the north eastern suburbs in 2023.

Delivering on the Duggan Review

Oct 08, 2021  |  media release

A ground-breaking technology transformation to streamline SAPOL’s frontline operations – saving up to 30 minutes per officer each shift – and expansion of a nursing program in custodial facilities to relieve emergency departments, are among actions taken by the Marshall Liberal Government in response to the 2020 Independent Review into Frontline Policing (the Duggan Review).

Spring prescribed burn season gets underway 2021

Sep 25, 2021  |  media release

Roughly 9,000 hectares of public and private land will be targeted across South Australia as the Marshall Liberal Government begins the spring prescribed burn season to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting communities and the environment.

$13.5 million Automatic Vehicle Location solution pinpointed ahead of bushfire season

Sep 22, 2021  |  media release

Game-changing track-and-trace technology will revolutionise bushfire fighting in South Australia this summer with the rollout of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) equipment, enhancing fireground safety and intelligence during emergencies.

Sprung copper thief ordered to serve community for huge metal haul

Sep 21, 2021  |  media release

Theft offences have plummeted even further in South Australia as SAPOL continues to catch out amoral criminals who steal from others.

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.