Strike Force Piccadilly and ATM Security: A Follow-Up Study

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Title Strike Force Piccadilly and ATM Security: A Follow-Up Study
Author Prenzler, Timothy James
Journal Name Policing
Editor P.A.J Waddington, Peter Neyroud
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract This article provides a follow-up evaluation of ‘Strike Force Piccadilly’—a successful New South Wales Police public–private partnership to combat Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) ram raids [Prenzler, T. (2009). ‘Strike Force Piccadilly: A Public-Private Partnership to Stop ATM Ram Raids.’ Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 32: 209–225]. The original study showed a significant reduction in raids 12 months after the implementation of a range of countermeasures including a 1800 police hotline, relocation of ATMs, and the installation of anti-ramming devices. The present study adds 2 years of additional data from 2008 to 2010. It was found that the reduction in ram raids was sustained and reduced even further. At the same time, there was a shift in offender tactics to the use of explosive ‘gas attacks’ in 2008. This problem was in turn minimized by police investigations, the incapacitation of gang members, and the installation of gas detection and disabling equipment. The follow-up study reinforced the value of public–private crime reduction partnerships and the need to be adaptive to new threats.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 5
Issue Number 3
Page from 236
Page to 247
ISSN 1752-4512
Date Accessioned 2012-01-16; 2012-04-01T23:00:39Z
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Causes and Prevention of Crime
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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