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Australia New Zealand Police Artificial Intelligence Principles

These Principles guide the ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) by Australian and New Zealand Police and promote cross-jurisdictional consistency. The Principles reflect Police’s commitment to community safety, harm minimisation and maintaining community confidence in the adoption and deployment of AI systems.



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.














Religious and Spiritual Diversity Guide for Operational Police

The Guide aims to provide police with a greater understanding of religious and spiritual diversity and seeks to enhance police services to religious and spiritually diverse communities. The updated Guide provides an overview of nine commonly practised religions and spiritualties and information directly relevant to operational policing in diverse communities.

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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.



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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.




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.



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.



Police Integrity Principles

These Integrity Principles have been developed to reflect the commitment of Australia and New Zealand policing to behaviours that are respectful, honest, ethical, fair and transparent.



Australia New Zealand Police Pursuit Principles

[Under Review] 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 Workforce Planning Principles

Policing organisations 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 and New Zealand Operational Policing

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. 




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. 

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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. 



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.




Australia New Zealand Use-of-Force Principles

These Principles provide strategic guidance for jurisdictions in the development and application of policies and procedures where police may be required to use force. The Principles also promote cross-jurisdictional collaboration for continuous improvement in the area of operational safety.



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Cross Border Policing Principles

These principles will assist jurisdictions in delivering consistent and flexible policing services, to ensure the best possible outcomes to cross border communities. 



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 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.



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.



ICCS Plus: A Common Approach to Incident Management 

This document is a principle-based framework to support a nationally consistent approact to incient and emergency management. The framework has been designed to enhance the interoperability of police staff working across all jurisdictions during single-officer and multi-agency/jurisdictional operations.



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 Police Recommendations for CCTV Systems

[Under Review]: 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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