ANZPAA Police Conference 2023


Working in partnership was the key theme of the ANZPAA Police Conference PC23 held in Melbourne on 9-10 November 2023.


At this year's ANZPAA Police Conference, 580+ attendees and 73 speakers from 17 countries discussed how collaborating with skilled partners has driven innovation.


Led by the Commissioners, case studies highlighted partnerships which led to innovative solutions and improved community satisfaction.



What are we working on right now 

Analysing key issues and trends affecting the policing environment.
Police Horizons Interview
Informing good practices and fostering connections between Australia and New Zealand policing through sharing ideas, insights and perspectives on the future of policing. View.
Policing Innovator
Sharing and connecting police innovations across Australia and New Zealand. 
Issues and Briefs
Producing issues and briefs that identify current and developing trends in policing. 
Police Conference 2023
Planning for the delivery of the ANZPAA Police Conference 2023 in Melbourne. 
ANZPAA Networks and Advisory Groups
Working closely with subject matter practitioner groups from each Australian and New Zealand police jurisdiction.
Road Safety
Engaging in Road Safety/Road Policing activities, particularly automated vehicles.
Family Violence
Coordination of policing input into strategies combatting family violence.
Minimum Requirement Documents for forensic science
Through participation in the International Forensic Strategic Alliance, collaborating on the development of Minimum Requirements Documents to support emerging forensic laboratories in developing countries to provide scientific services to the criminal justice system. View
Specialist Advisory Groups
Ongoing management of an extensive network of forensic specialists to support and promote the continuous improvement of forensic disciplines, encouraging collaboration and innovative thinking.
Cross-jurisdictional instruments review
Scoping the review of the following cross-jurisdictional instruments Australia New Zealand Police Pursuit Principles and Australia New Zealand Protocol for Reporting and Managing Cybercrime.
International Strategic Engagement
Working with the Department of Defence National Security Science and Technology Centre to progress collaboration on forensic science innovation with USA partners, leveraging efforts in strengthening forensic science.
NATA Forensic Science Accreditation Advisory Committee
Providing specialist strategic advice and coordinating forensic science information sessions for new NATA staff involved in assessing forensic science laboratories.
The Forensic Exhibit
Planning the publishing of a 1,000+ subscriber quarterly newsletter to promote the work of the ANZ forensic science community and NIFS.
Education and Training
Reviewing ANZPAA’s Education and Training products in Technology Crime, Family and Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Police Investigation, Police Intelligence and Incident and Emergency Management.
AFSAB Enhancement
ANZPAA NIFS, in collaboration with experts in crime scene, fingerprint and firearm examination, are enhancing the AFSAB Board and assessment processes. View
Disaster Victim Identification Workshop
ANZPAA Disaster Victim Identification Committee (ADVIC) and the Australia New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) are planning a workshop to examine DVI response capabilities and procedures in CBRN events.
Trust Trial
Tests ANZPAA’s Four Dimensions of Trust with real-world perceptions data, in partnership with a jurisdiction.
Forensic Science Standards Development
As a member of the Standards Australia Committees, ANZPAA NIFS is supporting the development of Australian and International standards to ensure consistent and reliable forensic services.
Massively Parallel Sequencing Accreditation Guidelines
The ANZPAA NIFS Biology Specialist Advisory Group is developing guidelines that will support the implementation of this new DNA technology known as Massively Parallel Sequencing.
After the Fact (AtF) Proficiency Test
Working with crime scene practitioners across Australia to develop new assessment material for the AtF Proficiency Test.
Profiency Testing Bulk Purchase
Arranging the collaborative procurement, importation and distribution of internationally sourced proficiency tests on behalf of Australia and New Zealand forensic laboratories.
Workflow Mapping
A 12-month project reviewing and comparing the different jurisdictional workflows for forensic biology to identify opportunities for process improvement, cost savings and reductions in turn-around-times.
Australia New Zealand Forensic Executive Committee Meetings
Facilitating a strategic forum for forensic leaders to come together and agree on a cross-jurisdictional program of work, leveraging ANZPAA NIFS support and collective resources to address current and emerging issues, improving forensic science service delivery.
Addressing Forensic Fundamentals
A 12-month project aimed at coordinating the progression of activities and research that will strengthen the scientific underpinnings of forensic disciplines across Australia and New Zealand.
AFSAB Certification
Liaising with all jurisdictions for the processing of 379 annual and five-yearly recertifications of crime scene, fingerprint and firearm practitioners for the Australasian Forensic Science Assessment Board program. View
CCTV Recommendations
Reviewing the Australia New Zealand Police Recommendations for CCTV Systems.
Forensic Capability Mapping
Applying the forensic capability mapping framework to document examination to identify capability risks and future needs.

Recently completed

Futures and Strategic Foresight Toolkit
Assists jurisdictions in learning foresight methods to assist in strategic decision making.
Cross-jurisdictional Principles
Supports consistency of jurisdictional operational practice in the areas of use of force and use of artificial intelligence.
Current and Emerging Recruitment Challenges
Supports jurisdictions to future-proof recruitment and retention systems and approaches.
Service Delivery Resource Requirements
Supports jurisdictions in identifying and reporting on the impact of role creep to the police workforce and capability.
Education and Training
Reviewed the Education and Training Products for Practice Level of Police Officer, Police Educators, Trainers and Assessors, Undercover Operations and Human Source Management.
Forensic Firearm Capability Mapping Workshop
The forensic capability mapping project supports strategic planning by determining the current state of forensic capabilities and identifying emerging risks and future needs.
Stakeholder Engagement
Sharing ANZPAA’s knowledge and expertise across the policing industry to position police for the future and strengthen relationships with international partners by hosting representatives from the Canadian Chiefs of Police Global Studies Program.
The Future of Digital Policing ANZPAA Forum
Explored current digital trends and emerging technologies impacting public safety to support and inform policing responses in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Forensic Fundamentals Project
A multi-year project working with expert forensic practitioners to generate a holistic picture of the empirical evidence base for 20 forensic disciplines informing future research, court reporting and training requirements.


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We produce regular Environment Scans that look at current and emerging trends that may, or are impacting police. As a member of a police member jurisdiction you can access this here or subscribe here.



Police Horizons

An interview series delving into the current and emerging challenges facing police, and the innovative solutions required to address them. Listen here or police employees can subscribe here to access the full catalogue.


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Annual Review 2022-23

The Annual Review 2022-23 for  the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) is now available, putting ANZPAA’s value and achievements on the record.
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Business Plan 2023-24

The ANZPAA Business Plan 2023-24  incorporates the ANZPAA Board's strategic priorities for ANZPAA's work over the coming financial year and is aligned to the ANZPAA Strategy 2020-25. It's focus is on strategic and operational priorities, practice, profession and workforce, and our ongoing work program for the coming year.

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Strategy 2020-25

Our Strategy 2020-25 sets out the strategic direction of the agency for the next five years. It is an overarching document for ANZPAAs Business Plans. It details our focus on three strategic priorities: addressing risk, enhancing practice and shaping stronger connections as well as listing our long-term goals.
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