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Our Priorities

The ANZPAA Board, as part of the ANZPAA Business Plan 2017-18 has tasked ANZPAA to focus on four key priorities.

Organisational Development and Capability

Identification of emerging trends that will shape and influence the future of policing


Identify emerging issues and potential impacts on policing through considering:
  • evolving political/government strategic priorities
  • economic pressures
  • demographic changes
  • innovations in technology
  • changing community expectations
  • emerging social trends.

Examine environmental scans undertaken over previous cycle to identify emerging trends that may impact the policing environment into the future.

Review the current Cross-jurisdictional Policing Research Model.

Facilitate the ANZPAA Board Planning Day. 

Manage a Police-led conference.

Progress collaborative procurement opportunities in Ammunition and Electronic Control Devices. 

Manage the ongoing contract and analyse national trends arising from National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing.


Review the current Professionalisation Strategy.

Operational Policing Priorities

Identification of future directions and trends in criminal activity


Explore emerging technologies and their impact for policing in responding to illicit drugs.

Identify the social, political, ethical and other pressures placed on policing in relation to the development and implementation of police pursuit policies.

Undertake a gap analysis in relation to pursuit resolution tactics, considering current practices, research, community sentiment and emerging trends.

Examine evaluation methods used for responses to family violence to support continuous improvement.

Operational Policing Models and Approaches

Identification of current or new approaches across jurisdictions


Examine the vulnerability stressors affecting Australian and New Zealand communities and potential policing responses.

Examine cross-border policing options.

Explore the cohesive density approach for application in a policing environment.

Review the following cross-jurisdictional instruments
  • Australia New Zealand Use of Force Principles
  • Australia New Zealand Guidelines for Deployment to High Risk Situations
  • Protocol on Multi-jurisdictional Investigations for Serious and Organised Crime.
  • Protocol on Information Sharing for Serious and Organised Crime.
  • Australia New Zealand Pursuit Principles.

Workforce Capabilities

Workforce capability and capacity now and into the future for policing organisations


Update the Workforce Demographics Report.

Identify consistent descriptions and impacting factors that influence workforce optimisation.

Examine diversity and flexible work options in the policing environment.

Provide liaison and co-ordination with beyondblue for jurisdictions participating in the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services.


Trial the implementation of the Police Officer Standard.

Review of ANZPAA Education and Training Products:
  • Police Negotiation.
  • Police Intelligence.
  • Active Armed Offenders.
  • Police Management.
  • Incident and Emergency Management.

Engage with Vocational Education and Training Sector

Ongoing Business

Ongoing ANZPAA business and project work

Corporate Projects

Finalise the Intellectual Property Project.

Stakeholder Engagement

Engage with key stakeholder groups such as AFAC, AIPM, ACIC and relevant industry groups.

Management of Requests and Submissions

Facilitate jurisdictional information requests.

Manage and process Access Requests for ANZPAA products.

Faciliate the collation of ANZPAA Board views on national road safety policing issues.


Facilitate the development of common law enforcement talking points on issues as directed by the ANZPAA Board.

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