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 Products Chapter
The industry provides state, territory and federal police services, firefighting services and intelligence services.
State and territory police services
State and territory police services account for the majority of industry revenue at an estimated 67.8% in 2013-14, up from 63.7% in 2008-09. This increase is due to growth in government funding levels over these years due to an increased political focus on reducing levels of crime. This funding increase comes despite a generally declining crime rate. Revenue for this segment depends primarily on government expenditure, although some revenue is generated through fundraising and service charges. Australian police services are segmented according to the legislative responsibility of each state and Commonwealth agency... purchase to read more