Monday, 15 December 2008

Most speeding officers on urgent duty?

New South Wales police are playing down figures from the Office of State Revenue which show 1325 police officers have been caught speeding on speed cameras.

The figures from the 2006-2007 financial year mean almost four officers a day are being caught.

That is more than any other public servant group.

The head of the NSW Police Professional Standards Unit, Assistant Commissioner Paul Carey, say the issue is a not a problem.

"The vast majority of those would be cold because we would find the police officers were performing some form of urgent duty," he said.

"That might not have been obvious by the camera detector, in other words they didn't have their lights on."

Most of those fines have been waived.

Quote: "Most speeding officers on urgent duty." Unquote: Well wouldn't that depend on what that "urgent duty" was? What about a detailed list of what those urgent duties were?


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