Bored Police At Tullamarine

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  1. Va Bene

    Va Bene Intern

    Oct 16, 2006
    Notice an article earlier in the week in the Age about bored police at Tullamarine.

    VICTORIAN police stationed at Melbourne Airport say they are bored and disillusioned, and airport security is compromised by poor communications networks.
    About 50 state police work under the command of the Australian Federal Police at the airport as a result of recommendations made by the 2005 Wheeler report into airport security.
    Some have said they do little more than walk around terminals in an effort to make passengers feel secure.

    Victorian police have described themselves as "cardboard cut-outs". "It's simply not busy enough. It was sold along the lines that we'd be putting operations together to do covert work, setting up special operations teams, basically what you do at stations," the policeman said. "But it's just not busy enough to have 55 coppers there. It's one of the biggest issues we have, motivation and morale, because you don't do anything."
    Morale, security compromised, say bored airport police - Travel -

    I have a few suggestions to keep them occupied (and I obviously have too much time on my hands this morning!).

    • Make sure baggage handlers load Priority Baggage on the carousels first rather than last.
    • Ensure all passengers are aware of no seat reclining until meals cleared before boarding.
    • Fine passengers who get to front of security screening line and then realise they have pockets full of loose change, mobile phones, studded belts, steel capped boots etc.
    • Eradicate all touts at exits.
    • Ensure no one takes more than 3 hot items from the QP food counter at one time.
    • Ensure that QP actually have hot items available at any time.
    • Fine QF if they cancel cityflyer flights for 'maintenance issues' when in fact they have low loadings on some flights and are compressing them.
    • Re-locate Citibank credit card booths to outside of terminal
    I am sure they could make some money on the side by setting up a luggage shrink wrapping service.

    Any others I may have missed?

  2. tassiedude

    tassiedude Intern

    Dec 22, 2006
    Relocate the AMEX ones as well I can't decide which is more annoying.
  3. jingles

    jingles Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    I have to say the Amex guy was friendly last time.
    When he asked if i wanted to know about Amex and i replied that i already have one he gave me a whole heap of Amex merchandise.
  4. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2002
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    Monitor international arrivals concourse for noise pollution and arrest any offenders, and take away their microphone and speakers (.... F1rst Duty Free ....)
  5. medhead

    medhead Suspended

    Feb 13, 2008
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    Perhaps this could involve the require covert work and special ops teams

    Again more covert ops and possible training opportunities- i.e. application of tasers and/or firearms.
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    Maybe they could actually investigate the theft of notebooks and PCs at the QP, including mine, or perhaps show QF security how to turn on the CCTV cameras and use them, then again maybe the CCTV specialists are still in Sydney installing bikercam or working out how to get an image that is usable from one of 200 cameras :rolleyes:

  7. medhead

    medhead Suspended

    Feb 13, 2008
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    Ah, now, you just have to wait. I lost a PC, in a house break in in Melbourne in 1999. Anyway, in 2002 or 03, I get a phone call from VicPol, after 5 or 6 house moves including 3 changes of state, they found my laptop. Who says they're not detectives - 1. they found me, 2. they found my laptop, eventually.

    Only cost me an award flight from SYD-MEL to get it back. (oh and 6 months of lost work on my Masters and 3 or 4 years without laptop)

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