The Emergency Management & Planning team comprises of three key areas; counter terrorism, emergency management and visits and events. Each area works towards increasing the preparedness and response capabilities of the ACT to events and major incidents including but not limited to terrorism related occurrences, natural disasters, health pandemics and the coordination of recovery operations.
Members working within the counter terrorism area represent ACT Policing on the National Counter Terrorism Committee as well as other relevant counter terrorism forums and working groups.
The emergency management members review and revise ACT emergency plans. These plans outline the inter-agency regional response to an emergency situation.
The visits and events section is responsible for the development of operational strategies and deployment of ACT Policing resources to events, demonstrations and visits to the ACT by foreign dignitaries.
The Emergency Management & Planning team liaises with territory and Commonwealth departments, commercial organisations, community groups and individuals who wish to hold an event in the ACT. These events include activities such as bicycle races, parades, festivals and concerts.