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Record of occurrences [Coffs Harbour Police Station]

State Records Authority of New South Wales
Coffs Harbour Police Station (Has creator)
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Since 1862 there has been an obligation to create/maintain Occurrence books. These books were to contain reports of duty performed, crimes committed, accidents, apprehensions etc and remarks by any Officer senior to the one in charge as to the state in which he found the Station when visiting it. (1) This series consists of Records of occurrences from the Coffs Harbour Police Station. Records of occurrences are police station diaries providing a detailed record of all occurrences in the area coming to the attention of the police. Information recorded includes: date, time and location of occurrences police were required to attend; report of the occurrence; names of the police in charge; and action taken. The Record of occurrences also includes reports of those who attended the station for purposes such as providing information relating to crimes committed, suspicious behaviour, lost property, incidents involving police and other information regarding occurrences in the community. The record of occurrences also provides details of handovers at the end of shifts, police officers on leave, reports of regular inspections of station property and other information relating to the operation of the police station. The entries are arranged chronologically under headings and given a numbering system. The registers are completed on uniform stationery (form p.109) on blue-tinted paper. Indexes The index is chronologically arranged into alphabetical categories by surname of the person involved in the occurrence and/or by the type of occurrence (eg. arrest, deceased, fail to stop). The index provides the occurrence number, which is an annual running number, and is in the form of a paper bound index book. 1994 superseded by COPS (Computerised Operational Policing System). 31 Dec 1960-31 Dec 1970 (Kingswood 7/12374-75), 4 Jan 1971-31 Dec 1976 (Armidale 41/91.1). 2 vols., 1 bundle. Endnote 1. NSW Government Gazette No.49, 1 March 1862, p.483.

Created: 1906-01-01 to 1994-12-31

Data time period: 31 12 1905 to 30 12 1994

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