Police have a fundamental responsibility to protect the safety and security of all people and uphold the law. By challenging racism and contributing to cultural, systemic and structural change, police will better serve their communities and enhance public safety, trust and confidence.
Our Annual Reports highlights the range of significant projects we have been working on over the past years. supporting our jurisdictions by working on what matters most to them.
Our organisations and people have a shared responsibility to support mental health and wellbeing initiatives so that we can all achieve our full potential.
Our Business Plan sets out the priorities of ANZPAA's work program, as determined by the ANZPAA Board, for the current financial year.
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Available via Extranet access only, the Policing Forum on Sexual Assault & Consent video recordings are now available to police members. You can find more information here or subscribe here.
Police Conference 2022
Planning for the delivery of the ANZPAA Police Conference 2022 in Melbourne
Sharing and connecting police innovations across Australia and New Zealand.
Engaging in Road Safety/Road Policing activities (including National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan)
Engender Change Rollout
Engender Change Program Rollout. View
Minimum Requirement Documents for forensic science
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
Forensic Intelligence Lexicon
Providing strategic advice to the Forensic Intelligence Community of Interest. The initial focus of this Australian Federal Police led initiative is the development of a standardised lexicon for forensic intelligence to reduce risks of miscommunication and increase efficiencies in intelligence processes.
Activity Level Reporting Course
The ANZPAA NIFS Chemical Criminalistics Specialist Advisory Group is currently advising a major European university on developing a syllabus for an online activity level reporting course tailored for Australian and New Zealand forensic practitioners.
Trust in policing: Compendium
Completing the Trust in policing: Compendium that compiles, updates, and expands on ANZPAA’s trust work undertaken over the past three years.
Religious and Spiritual Diversity
Reviewing A Practical Reference to Religious and Spiritual Diversity for Operational Police. It provides an overview of nine religions and spiritualities and is aimed at providing police with a greater understanding of religious and spiritual diversity and to enhance policing services to the community.
ANZPAA NIFS, in collaboration with experts in crime scene, fingerprint and firearm examination, are enhancing the AFSAB Board and assessment processes. View
National DNA Consumables Pricing
Supporting forensic science agencies to negotiate standardised consumable prices for DNA consumables to produce cost savings.
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.
Processing new certification and re-certification applications. View
After the Fact Proficiency Test Development
AtF Proficiency Test Development. View
Items we have completed in the last six months.
Shaping Stronger Connections
DNA database – Roadmap for the Future
Working with forensic biologists from across Australia to inform the design of an enhanced national DNA database.
Proficiency Testing Bulk Purchase
Collaboratively procured proficiency tests on behalf of Australia and New Zealand forensic laboratories.
Engender Change Program Launched
ANZPAA NIFS Research and Innovation Roadmap 2020-2025 View
ANZPAA Annual Trends Analysis
Identification of emerging and evolving trends and their impacts on the future of policing in Australia and New Zealand.
Co-ordination of policing input into strategies combatting family violence.
NIFS Service Level Agreement
Develop and establish the ANZPAA NIFS Service Level Agreement.
New Forensic Science Practitioners
Facilitate the Ian Riebeling New Practitioner Workshop in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) Symposium.
Standardised Forensic Consumable Pricing Arrangements
Explore a framework to support forensic agencies negotiate standardised consumable prices to bring cost savings to agencies. The initial focus will be in analytical chemistry areas.
John Harber Phillips Award
John Harber Phillips Award past recipients. View
ANZPAA CEO Katherine Van Gurp sat with both the ANZPAA Board Chair and Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine AO APM and New Zealand Police Commissioner Andrew Coster to discuss the 2020 Trends Analysis.
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.
A series of short briefs intended to inform police decision-makers on how Australian and New Zealand police can best meet the strategic and operational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a member of a police jurisdiction and would like access, please subscribe here.
ANZPAA’s first annual Business Plan under the new ANZPAA Strategy 2020-25, this document positions ANZPAA to assist Australia and New Zealand police in flexibly addressing key challenges and priorities.
The 2019-2020 Annual Reports for both the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) and the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency National Institute of Forensic Science (ANZPAA NIFS) are now available, putting the agency’s value and achievements on the record.
ANZPAA NIFS Annual Report
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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