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[NSW] Sydney Police Car Code IW

Postby Ikarbus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:18 pm

Wondering if anyone else has noticed police cars in the inner west area now sporting "IW" as the prefix on their bonnet code. I would assume it stands for inner west, but does anyone know what it actually represents? So far as I know, all the LACs have their own station codes e.g. AS=Ashfield, NT=Newtown, LE=Leichhardt etc.

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Re: [NSW] Sydney Police Car Code IW

Postby boronia » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:53 pm

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Re: [NSW] Sydney Police Car Code IW

Postby Ikarbus » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:46 pm



Thanks.

Interesting that some stations have been grouped into so called PACs (Police Area Command?), I can't find the official acronym explanation.

E.g. Ashfield is now part of Burwood PAC, whereas previously it was it's own LAC. Wonder if this will result in a whole lot of new codes coming out....
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Re: [NSW] Sydney Police Car Code IW

Postby boronia » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 pm

I couldn't find any explanation of it either, but ISTR there was talk a while back about amalgamating some smaller LACs to reduce the management levels.
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Re: [NSW] Sydney Police Car Code IW

Postby Nugget » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:05 am

boronia wrote:I couldn't find any explanation of it either, but ISTR there was talk a while back about amalgamating some smaller LACs to reduce the management levels.


Cost cutting is basically what it is getting at. You thin out the middle management ranks as the LAC command structure is replicated in the PAC structure which covers larger territorial areas.
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