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 Analysis Chapter
Police and firefighting services are essential in any modern society for public wellbeing and to maintain law and order. They provide societies with a capacity to respond to unforeseen events such as natural and man-made disasters. The majority of these services are provided through government funding, although organisations also raise money through donations, fundraising activities, levies and user charges. With high labour costs and a lack of profit motive, industry profit or surplus is estimated at 0.1% of industry revenue in 2013-124, unchanged from 2008-09.
Although there are many factors that affect demand for emergency services, as a general rule, the more people there are in Australia, the higher the demand for police and firefighters... purchase to read more