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VIC Threatening Emails Received - Police Refuse to Act?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Rod, 8 September 2014.

  1. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Hi guys,

    Hope you can help me. Over the weekend, 2 emails were received by me from the same person, that I perceive to be threatening.

    When I first read the emails this morning I immediately printed the emails and went to the police station to report the threat. The police constable made notes in her book and took copies of the emails, but the duty Sergeant refused to take any further steps even after I insisted on making a formal statement. He said they do not think the emails are threatening. I stated to him that I feel threatened, and that I wanted the police to warn the offender.

    What are my rights in relation to insisting that the police take the threat seriously?

    Bit of background here is that the person is known to me through a civil dispute. This dispute was also mentioned to the police at the time of reporting the threatening emails.
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Dear Rod,

    It depends on the nature of the threat. Generally the police will only intervene when there is a chance your personal safety is at risk. Here is a link to the VIC legal aid website which provides some information on when you can obtain a personal safety intervention order to protect yourself from perceived threatened behaviour.

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