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NCJ Number: 63153 Find in a Library
Title: SIR ROBERT MARK REPORT
Journal: ACT POLICE JOURNAL  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(MAY 1978)  Pages:COMPLETE ISSUE
Corporate Author: Australian Federal Police
Australia
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Federal Police
Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: MERGING OF THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) POLICE WITH THE COMPOL POLICE AND CREATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE (AFP) IS RECOMMENDED BY THIS BRITISH EXPERT TO AVOID THE OVERLAP IN FUNCTIONS AND TO ACHIEVE STANDARDIZATION OF THE POLICE FORCE.
Abstract: THE RISE OF TERRORISM AND OTHER SERIOUS CRIME MAKES THE CENTRALIZATION OF THE POLICE FORCE IMPERATIVE. THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE ACT POLICE, RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICING A CAPITAL TERRITORY (ALMOST WHOLLY DEVOTED TO GOVERNMENT), AND THE COMPOL POLICE, RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING FEDERAL PROPERTY, BE ABOLISHED AND THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE (AFP), INCORPORATING THE TWO FORCES, BE ESTABLISHED. ADMINISTRATIVELY AFP SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE TO EITHER STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND OPERATIONALLY, IT SHOULD BE FREE, EXCEPT FOR SUCH CRIMES AS TREASON AND SEDITION. THE AFP FUNCTIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THOSE PERFORMED BY THE COMPOL, SUCH AS GUARDING GOVERNMENT INSTALLATIONS AND OFFICES, PARLIAMENT HOUSE AND DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS, AND AIRPORTS FROM THE TERRORIST ATTACKS. A TOTAL OF SEVEN APPENDIXES DISCUSSING THE PROPOSED FUNCTIONS AND STRUCTURE OF THE AFP ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Australia; Police consolidation; Police organizational structure; Police reform
Note: NOTES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY POLICE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD ON APRIL 19TH, 1978
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