Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. The police force is unique in its characteristics and structure, given that it provides a general service of protection to the entire community. Each state and territory is predominantly responsible for the operation of its own police and firefighting services. The Federal Government is responsible for the Australian Federal Police, which polices national laws and provides community policing services in the Australian Capital Territory. The role of firefighting organisations includes responding to fires, investigating fires, developing safety codes, providing road accident rescue, managing hazardous materials and educating people about fire safety... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry provides state, territory and federal police services, firefighting services and intelligence services to government departments, private organisations and the general public.
State and territory police services
State and territory police services account for the majority of industry revenue at an estimated 67.0% in 2015-16, up from 2010-11 due to growth in government funding levels and an increased political focus on reducing crime rates. This funding increase comes despite a declining crime rate, but with news reporting of crime increasing. Revenue for this segment depends primarily on government expenditure, although some revenue is generated through fundraising and service charges... purchase to read more