Multicultural Engagement

ACT Policing values the wellbeing of every member of the community and wants people of all nationalities to feel safe and secure. We recognise that in some countries, police are greatly feared and those who arrive in Canberra under humanitarian or refugee programs may mistrust police.

We aim to work with the Multicultural community to create positive relationships with police, break down barriers and learn, understand and appreciate the needs of cultural groups in Canberra.

We also work closely with Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services to assist people who are new to Canberra learn about the role of police and the laws in Australia. We also support a number of groups through community events, information sessions and education programs.

The Australian Federal Police and ACT Policing also support and celebrate a diverse workforce. All ACT Policing sworn members are provided with multicultural awareness training to ensure they are equipped to appropriately engage with people from a Multicultural background. 

External agencies offering services

ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs
Canberra Multicultural Communities Forum
Canberra Refugee Support
Multicultural Youth Services ACT
Companion House (Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma)
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services
Multicultural Womens Advocacy Incorporated
Multicultural Youth Affairs Network
CPCYC -  Canberra Police and Community Youth Club
Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
Translation Services through Department of Immigration and Border Protection


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