The two major external clients for our organisation are the ACT Government and the ACT community. The ACT Government expects us to deliver effective police services in accordance with the Purchase Agreement. The ACT community expects us to assist in maintaining a safe and secure community.
Building partnerships with the community lies at the core of community policing. However it is not possible for us to work and develop personal relationships with every single member of the community. Community stakeholders are therefore an essential contact point for us as they facilitate access to the views and needs of the wider community. Such stakeholders include local businesses, local schools, community groups and health centres. These relationships are extremely important and we strive to maintain them.
We also have a significant number of other non-community based stakeholders. These stakeholders include:
- other police jurisdictions
- research bodies, such as the Australian National University, University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Criminology
- road transport agencies (Territory and Municipal Services, National Roads and Motoring Authority, Road Safety Trust and the Motor Registry)
- the wider justice sector, including the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, ACT Corrective Services, ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Courts, Office of Children, Youth and Family Services and the ACT Human Rights Commission
- national security agencies, such as the Protective Security Coordination Centre
- emergency service agencies (ambulance, fire brigade and State Emergency Service)
- communication agencies
- intelligence agencies, such as the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and Defence Signals Directorate
- utilities bodies
- reporting Agencies including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian National Audit Office.