Rural Crime

Rural crime costs millions of dollars every year. Theft of livestock, produce and equipment, illegal shooting, trespassing and other crimes affect people's livelihood and well-being.

NSW Police Force needs the community's help to identify people involved in rural crime. With a state-wide network of experienced and dedicated Rural Crime Investigators, we can work with rural communities to prevent and solve these crimes.

You can also report knowledge of rural crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers - 1800 333 000.

Please click on the links below for further information.

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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The RSPCA, Animal Welfare League NSW and NSW Police Force are authorised officers under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1979 (POCTA).

All three agencies are committed to working together to ensure animal welfare standards are protected, and all allegations of cruelty and neglect are thoroughly and professionally investigated.

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Operation Trident - Say no to black market oysters.

The NSW Police Force is supporting a multi-agency operation, Operation Trident, with the Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Food Authority, in an effort to jointly detect and investigate the illegal harvesting of oysters.

Oyster theft is a serious crime. Black market oysters can be unsafe to eat. Don't take the risk. Only buy oysters from a reputable supplier.

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