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NCJ Number: 148982 Find in a Library
Title: Queensland Police Service Aboriginal/Police Relations (From Aboriginal Justice Issues, P 59-65, 1993, Sandra McKillop, ed. -- See NCJ-148980)
Author(s): T Tyler; D Jeans
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The need to establish and maintain strong relationships between the Queensland Police Service and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the local level is a high priority under the community policing philosophy instituted in 1990.
Abstract: The service has established a network of cross-cultural liaison officers in each region. They work with community organizations and individuals to identify and address policing problems and facilitate communication between police and the communities. Also, Police/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committees are being formed throughout the state. These committees assist in increasing community involvement in policing issues, improving police understanding of the needs of ethnic communities and individuals, increasing the number of ethnic police officers, and facilitating appropriate police response to the needs of ethnic people. Other efforts undertaken to improve police/Aboriginal relations include police training in the cultural backgrounds of the ethnic groups they serve and regional initiatives designed to improve community involvement in local policing. 2 references
Main Term(s): Police-minority relations
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Community involvement; Community policing; Foreign police/community relations
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