Media Releases

New firefighting trucks rolled out to MFS

Jul 11, 2021  |  media release

The long-awaited arrival of new heavy urban pump rescue appliances has strengthened the capability of the Metropolitan Fire Service, with the first allocation of 12 state-of-the-art assets wheeled out for duty today, increasing protection for South Australians.

Crime Stoppers SA celebrates 25-year anniversary

Jul 09, 2021  |  media release

Brutal killers, drug dealers and thousands of other offenders have served time behind bars thanks to crucial tips to Crime Stoppers SA, marking an incredible 25 years of service to the South Australian community.

Drive safe or foot the bill for bad road behaviour

Jul 01, 2021  |  media release

Payment plans are off the table for motorists who risk lives by driving dangerously, while under the influence or at speed as tough new impound penalties come into effect today.

$4.4 million to attract people to State Emergency Service as new and dedicated volunteers

Jun 26, 2021  |  media release

South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) will be future-proofed with a multimillion-dollar investment to ensure that the number of vital volunteers remains strong and resilient for generations to come.

Record-breaking year for South Australian prescribed burns

Jun 21, 2021  |  media release

Recent rains have signaled the end of a record-breaking year of prescribed burns for SA with The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) successfully completing 49 prescribed burns this autumn, making it a record 96 for the year.

Niche thieves cop it sweet for catalytic convertor crimes

Jun 16, 2021  |  media release

Three men have been arrested following a targeted SAPOL operation that investigated a series of crimes involving the theft of catalytic convertors from cars.

$4 million for 100 additional electronic monitoring bracelets to track offenders

Jun 15, 2021  |  media release

The Department for Correctional Services’ (DCS) sophisticated offender tracking program will be expanded with an extra 100 electronic monitoring bracelets to monitor offenders re-entering the SA community.

168 extra officers for COVID operations frees up resources for frontline

Jun 10, 2021  |  media release

A significant boost to policing resources across the state will further enhance the safety and security of South Australians, with the Marshall Liberal Government to deliver an additional 114 Protective Security Officers (PSO) to reinforce SAPOL’s successful COVID-19 response.

Wallet whack for hoons – cough up the cash or kiss your car goodbye

Jun 07, 2021  |  media release

Hoons and dangerous drivers whose cars and motorcycles have been impounded will have an extra 10 days to pay a release fee before their vehicles are crushed or sold for scrap metal.

Cost of candle fires in the millions, igniting fresh warning for Home Fire Safety Week

Jun 01, 2021  |  media release

Preventable candle fires have left a trail of destruction across the state over the past five years, causing almost $8 million damage to 113 South Australian homes.