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All police officers in NSW will be trained to take down an armed offender during a terrorist attack or mass shooting. 
Police sources say the four-day course, to be delivered to more than 12,000 police officers starting next month, will involve unprecedented training aimed at preparing them for an active shooter scenario in the wake of the increased terror threat.

SYDNEY, June 26 AAP - NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has fronted a state parliament inquiry to deny leaking sensitive information about his deputy to the media.
Mr Scipione says he met with NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour in December and that Mr Barbour told him that Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas could face criminal charges in relation to the ombudsman's probe into a decade-old police bugging scandal.
"The ombudsman indicated that he'd referred a matter to the DPP, and it was in relation to Deputy Commissioner Kaldas," Mr Scipione told the upper house inquiry.
"Let me assure you, I haven't disclosed details of my conversation with the ombudsman with any other person."
A Fairfax Media report on April 17 reported that Mr Kaldas - long tipped as a contender for the top job - had been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for the consideration of charges, citing comments from a senior NSW police official.
Mr Scipione was due to retire this year, but one week after that article appeared, NSW Premier Mike Baird announced that Mr Scipione's term had been extended.
"There has been an ongoing campaign that has been difficult to manage now for many, many years. This was just the latest instalment," Mr Scipione said on Friday.
The commissioner agreed that he wanted Mr Barbour's Operation Prospect probe resolved, "the sooner the better".
And he said the fact Mr Barbour was due to retire within days and would be forced to hand the unfinished investigation over to a new ombudsman would "potentially" prove to be a new source of controversy that could damage the force.
"I assumed and thought that we would have this matter resolved by June," he said.
But he stopped short of expressing frustration over the fact that Prospect has now been running for two and a half years and is still months from completion.

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A key aspect of laws to combat alcohol-fuelled violence in NSW – a state-wide 10pm closing time for bottle shops and liquor stores – is under "evaluation" by the government after only a year.

SYDNEY, June 23 AAP - NSW police will be kitted out with tablet computers, mobile fingerprint scanners and hand-held drug scanners as part of a $100 million technological upgrade, under the new budget.
The Baird government has also announced a $4 million, two-year initiative to counter violent extremism on a grassroots level, diverting at-risk people away from the path of radicalisation.
Deputy Premier Troy Grant said the technological upgrades will "future proof" the force and let them spend more time on the streets.
The budget, revealed on Tuesday, also includes $3.65 million for the continued rollout of body-worn video cameras for frontline police officers.
"Body-worn video cameras have been hugely successful for police and will better protect the community and officers responding to crime," Mr Grant said.
The budget also includes funding for a new 600-capacity prison at Parklea and an extra 400 beds at Parklea prison.
SYDNEY, June 21 AAP - A 27-year-old man has been charged over a frenzied attack on a Sydney policeman who was punched in the head up to 20 times.
He's also accused of punching another policeman in the forehead.
The officers were attacked on Sydney's Oxford Street in Surry Hills in the early hours of Sunday, while responding to reports that a man was yelling obscenities at staff in a fast-food restaurant.
The first policeman has numerous cuts to his face and the second officer has swelling and bruising.
Other police arrived to arrest the man who's been charged with two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm against a police officer executing their duty and for behaving in an offensive manner.
He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

MELBOURNE, June 19 AAP - Guns are being found in cars every second day in some Melbourne suburbs.
The Victoria Police Association has revealed Broadmeadows, Sunshine and Melton in the city's northwest are among the worst suburbs when it comes to illegal weapons.
Figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency on Thursday state 13,626 weapons and explosive offences were recorded in Victoria between April 2014 and March this year, compared with 6852 for the same period four years ago.

By Jennifer Rajca
CANBERRA, June 17 AAP - Governments across the country are being urged to consider using an alcohol levy to pay for the cost of family violence on the community.
The idea is contained in a new 20-point framework by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, launched by domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty in Canberra on Wednesday.
Other ideas include reducing the availability of alcohol by restricting trading hours and ending all 24-hour liquor licences.
A court-based sobriety program requiring offenders to undergo two breath tests a day or wear a continuous monitoring bracelet has also been suggested.
The foundation's chief executive Michael Thorn has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott asking for the plan to be put to the next meeting of state and territory leaders.
Mr Thorn said alcohol was a very big factor when it came to domestic violence.
"We think that by attacking that particular pressure point we can not only reduce the incidents but also the severity," he told AAP.
Alcohol is involved in up to 65 per cent of family violence incidents reported to police.
It was consumed by the perpetrator in more than a third of intimate partner homicides.
Six months after being named Australian of the Year, Ms Batty said governments were showing genuine intent but needed to start taking action.
"Alcohol is a significant factor to all forms of violence, so what we really have to do is acknowledge that and work towards some solutions," she said.

THIS shocking image of a young boy walking through Martin Place brandishing an imitation AK-47 assault rifle has prompted the Baird government to consider new laws regulating the sale of realistic toy guns.

The NSW police union has renewed its call for a ban on realistic-looking toy guns after a photograph emerged showing a child with a fake assault rifle in Martin Place. Read more>>