Policing Innovator is a platform for police members to share their successes and showcase the spirit of innovation, collaboration and partnership within policing. Issue Two, June 2021 is out now! Police members can access it here. If you are a member of an Australian and New Zealand police jurisdiction and would like access, subscribe here.


In from the cold: Homicide Squad shines light on unsolved cases 

Victoria Police Homicide Squad detectives have turned to the digital world to source information that could help solve some of the state’s most serious unsolved crimes.


Exit program for adult ex-gang members

Exit is a program for adult ex-gang members in Queensland wanting to end their involvement with outlaw motorcycle gangs and the crimes associated with them.


OMCG Disaffiliation: Trends in pre- and post-disaffiliation offending for ex-OMCG members

This paper provides a unique overview of offending trends for disaffiliated organised motorcycle gang (OMCG) members in the Queensland context.


I live my life…without a knife

I live my life… without a knife is a Queensland state-wide crime prevention program that aims to educate young people and young adults about the rules and consequences of carrying a knife in a public place and empower them to make their own better-informed choices.


Can we identify everyone? Tracing suspects and victims through their family trees

The AFP, collaborating with NSW Police Force, Victoria Police and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, is exploring how Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) could be appropriately implemented in Australia.

Mental Health

Police, Ambulance Clinician Early Response (PACER) 

PACER is a tri-service agency response platform, consisting of police, paramedics and mental health clinicians who work collaboratively to respond to acute mental health crises in the community.


Aboriginal Languages Recorded Voice Announcements

The Northern Territory Police Force (NTPF) introduced Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology and recorded voice announcements (RVA) in Aboriginal language to self-triage calls to police stations.


New Zealand Police strengthens commitment to use technology safely and responsibly

Emergent technologies can have an important part to play in modern policing, and they can support staff to innovate in their work. However, this must be balanced with consideration and safeguards.

Trust, Confidence & Perceptions

Police politicisation: causes, consequences, and considerations

ANZPAA identifies trends that lead to increased police politicisation, the potential consequences of increased police politicisation and considerations for police when responding.

Workforce Management

AFP Reserve Force 

Through the engagement of retired and former members the AFP is delivering a flexible and experienced capability to support frontline operations.

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