Answers to Police Estimates Questions


PROJECT SHIELD

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

The Police Records Management System (Project Shield) stages 2 to 4 will provide support for incident, case, criminal intelligence and prosecution management.

The expected completion is the June quarter of 2020 at an estimated cost of $29.369 million. Forecast completions are stage two by June 2017; stage 3 by June 2018; and stage 4 by June 2020.

The budget phasing is:

Financial Year

Investing Capital Budget ($'000)

2013-14

702

2014-15

5,676

2015-16

5,651

2016-17

6,852

2017-18

5,392

2018-19

4,487

2019-20

609

POLICE ACCOMMODATION

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

The forecast accommodation costs for South Australia Police for the 2014-15 financial year are $31.1 million with majority components of:

Occupancy—Rent

$19.6 million

Occupancy leases for public private partnership locations (SAPOL component)

$3.5 million

Electricity

$4.0 million

Contract cleaning

$2.2 million

Other accommodation outgoings

$1.8 million

TOTAL

$31.1 million

ABORIGINAL LIAISON OFFICERS

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

Yes, there are 10 allocated traditional community constable positions on the APY lands but, despite continued efforts by SAPOL to fill all 10 positions, unfortunately only three are currently filled, but there are positions for 10. Yes, the three constables are the same.

PRISONER NUMBERS

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

These are average figures throughout the year.

The daily average prisoner population for the 2013-14 financial year was 2,409.

PRISONERS, MOBILE PHONES

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

The figures below relate to the number of incidents recorded on the Department for Correctional Services Incident Reporting System in relation to mobile phones being seized from prisoners.

Mobile telephones confiscated 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

Adelaide Women's Prison

1

Cadell Training Centre

2

Port Augusta Prison

2

Yatala Labour Prison

1

Total

6

Mobile telephones confiscated 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

Adelaide Pre-release Centre

1

Cadell Training Centre

1

Port Augusta Prison

3

Yatala Labour Prison

4

Total

9

Mobile telephones confiscated 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

Adelaide Pre-release Centre

3

Cadell Training Centre

2

Mobilong Prison

4

Mount Gambier Prison

1

Port Augusta Prison

1

Yatala Labour Prison

1

Total

12

PRISONS, ILLICIT DRUGS AND CONTRABAND DETECTION

In reply to Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (21 July 2014). (Estimates Committee A)

The Hon. A. PICCOLO (LightMinister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety): I have been advised:

In 2012-13, 270 visitors were searched, and items of contraband were detected on 23 visitors. In 2013-14, 273 visitors were searched, and items of contraband were detected on 15 visitors. Forty five of the 273 visitors were refused entry due to testing positive on the IONSCAN. Whilst prohibited items may not have been found on these visitors, those who tested positive were refused entry on that day.