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Australia New Zealand Policing Strategy to Prevent and Respond to the Abuse of Children and Young People

This Strategy addresses policing responses to the abuse of children and young people. Abuse can encompass neglect; physical, sexual and emotional abuse; and any form of abuse enabled technology.



Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles

These Principles provide guidance for our organisations in the development and application of policies, procedures and practices so that we can all work in a supportive and safe environment, free from stigma.



Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Principles

These Principles acknowledge that, by challenging racism and contributing to cultural, systemic and structural change, police will better serve their communities and enhance public safety, trust and confidence.





Australia New Zealand Police Integrity Principles

Integrity principles underpin and inform all decisions and actions undertaken by police organisations and their employees. Adherence to integrity principles is essential in ensuring continued public trust and confidence.



Australia New Zealand Police Pursuit Principles

While it is preferable that police pursuits of vehicles do not occur, protecting lives on our roads is a major priority for all police. This document provides overarching principles that can be applied consistently across all jurisdictions to help support police pursuit policies.



Australia New Zealand Use-of-Force Principles

These principles are a strategic guide to the use-of-force in any situation where, in the execution of their duty, police use physical force or other techniques (including a weapon, instrument or implement) to respond to an actual or perceived threat.



Australia New Zealand Workforce Planning Principles

Policing organisations should develop the best mix of people and other resources for maximum effect through representation, leadership, service and flexibility.

















The Four Dimensions of Trust

ANZPAA has developed a trust framework comprising four dimensions to support a common understanding of trust in police for Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions, to provide police with a tool to maintain and build trust. These dimensions can be useful during complex events like pandemics and protests to mitigate the risk of losing trust and to identify areas where it might be accentuated. 



Ten shifts shaping shifts shaping the post-2020 police operating environment

COVID-19 and the range of other challenges 2020 has brought has created cascading affects through our socio-economic systems, rapidly escalating the breadth and depth of complexity in police’s operating environment. These shifts will shape the future of crime as well as a range of internal challenges like workforce and infrastructure management, capability development, and others.



Megatrends Impacting Police

The 2019 ANZPAA Trends Analysis identifies seven interconnected megatrends and related challenges that are shaping policing’s operational environment over the short, medium and long term. These megatrends are adding layers of complexity on existing core policing challenges like volume crime, road safety, alcohol and drugs, family and domestic violence, and others.






ANZPAA Cross-Jurisdictional Police Research Priorities

These research priorities provide a foundation from which research efforts can be directed and focused to provide value to police, researchers and the community. They enhance research capability through coordination, collaboration and knowledge sharing to maximise value for policing, reduce duplication of effort and ensure police and their partners are collaborating. 



ANZPAA Police Workforce Compendium

The policing environment requires a flexible and professional workforce with the skills, knowledge and resources to meet the growing and changing demand for services, supported by the best possible systems and processes. Policing should develop the best mix of people and other resources for maximum effect through representation, leadership, service and flexibility.



ANZPAA Guide for Managing Work Health and Safety in Australian Policing (Operational)

[Under Review]: This Guide recognises that police do not undertake their duties in a controlled environment; as a consequence, work health and safety risks in a policing context can be unpredictable.The content has been updated to reflect contemporary work health and safety challenges faced by police and provides guidance on the implementation of effective risk management strategies.






ICCS Plus: A Common Approach to Incident Management 

[Under Review]: This document is a principle-based framework in which incident management arrangements across Australia can be aligned. The framework has been designed to enhance the interoperability of police staff working across all jurisdictions during single-officer and multi-agency/jurisdictional operations.



Practical Reference to Religious and Spiritual Diversity for Operational Police

Australia and New Zealand police are committed to meeting the needs of the religiously and spiritually diverse communities they serve. The third edition of this guide provides an overview of nine religions and spiritualities, and contains information directly related to police protocols such as: important dates; contact and interviewing; searches and detention; and death, bereavement and mourning.

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Police and Blood-Borne Viruses

This resource is written for police across Australia. It contains basic information about blood-borne viruses including how the viruses are spread, how to protect against infection and what to do if there is a possible exposure.








Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for Digital Imaging Processes

Digital imaging itself is now a widely accepted source of secondary physical evidence within the judicial system. However, digital images can be easily duplicated, manipulated, contaminated, or altered. These Guidelines provide guidance and advice on the steps involved in digital imaging processes – from initial capture through the processing stages, to presentation in court and the eventual retention and/or disposal of the images.


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The Intelligent Use of Forensic Data

This Handbook is a collation and integration of recently published findings and observations on the principles and practice of forensic intelligence. It provides a concise, understandable, visual guide outlining introductory principles to personnel at various levels and disciplines across law enforcement, including: forensic scientists, police officers and those involved in administering the criminal justice system.



Australia and New Zealand Police Recommendations for CCTV Systems

These recommendations are aimed at businesses that use Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems, where the recordings are likely to be used by police. The recommendations outlined in this document, when incorporated in the design and management of CCTV systems ensure law enforcement agencies can effectively reduce crime and maintain public safety.

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Women in Policing: A Business Priority

This report focuses on the role women can play in policing, particularly as sworn police members. Recommendations contained in this report are designed to help police organisations consider women in policing as an important part of their business strategies for improved performance and community legitimacy.



Strategic Framework for the Management of Mental Health in the Policing Workforce: A Principles-Based Approach

As part of the ANZPAA Safety and Wellbeing Working Group Action plan (2014-15), this strategic framework was developed to establish a set of cross-jurisdictional Guiding Principles for managing the broad spectrum of mental health in policing.


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