Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Police and Firefighting Services industry includes public order, safety and emergency services provided by police and firefighting organisations. 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 service. 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 Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a medium concentration level with the four largest organisations estimated to account for 58.8% of industry revenue in 2013-14. Further, the eight largest organisations are estimated to make up for making up for 80.8% of industry revenue for the year. Due to generally steady funding levels across the industry from government funding, industry concentration levels have remained relatively stable in the past five years.
Concentration levels differ from segment to segment. Within the police services segment, industry concentration is virtually monopolistic as each police department has exclusive jurisdiction in certain areas. The AFP and ASIO have powers that extend nationally, which generally do not conflict with the powers of state police forces... purchase to read more