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0861 - POLICE DRUG DETECTION DOG COMPLAINTS AND COSTS

Shoebridge, David to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, and Vice-President of the Executive Council representing the Deputy Premier, Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Racing
  1. How many complaints about police drug detection dogs were received by the NSW Police Force in the following calendar years:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  2. How much money has been paid out by or on behalf of the NSW Police Force or the state of New South Wales in response to legal proceedings relating to police drug detection dogs in the following calendar years:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  3. What expenses have been incurred by or on behalf of the NSW Police Force or the state of New South Wales defending legal proceedings relating to police drug detection dogs in the following calendar years:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  4. What records are kept of each search by a police drug detection dog?
  5. What was the cost of maintaining the Police Detection Dog unit(s), including upkeep, training and operational costs in each of the following calendar years:
    1. 2010?
    2. 2011?
    3. 2012?
    4. 2013?
    5. 2014?
    6. 2015?
    7. 2016 to date?
Answer -

The NSW Police Force has advised me:

  1. The average of the years requested is one.
  2. The average of the years requested is $56,875.
  3. The average of the years requested is $16,361.94.
  4. Information is entered in the Computerised Operational Policing System.
  5. The average of the years requested is $9,420,416.57.
Question asked on 9 March 2016 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 46
Answer received on 13 April 2016 and to be printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 54