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National Policing Summit 2018

A comprehensive overview of current best practice in law enforcement

17-18 September 2018 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

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Early Bird Rate - SAVE Up to $300 // Expires 31 July 2018
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The National Policing Summit provides a comprehensive overview of current best practice in law enforcement.

With insights from Federal and State commissioners, government departments, law enforcement agencies, and strategic analysts, the two-day summit serves as an important platform for delegates to address speakers on issues ranging from policy reform to service delivery.

Join us on 17-18 September as we discuss the future roadmap for Australian policing; in an era defined by increasingly sophisticated national security threats and rapid technological change.



9:00 am

Conference Opening & Welcome from the Chair


9:15 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Securing Australia’s Borders

The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection


9:50 am

KEYNOTE | The Future of Policing

10:20 am

Morning Tea & Networking Break


10:50 am

Preparing For The Future Challenges - Adaptive Command and Control

Dr Simon O’Rourke, Inspector Counter Terrorism & Emergency Command, WA Police & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

11:30 am

  • How do Salafi-jihadi terrorist organisations learn and copy tactics
  • What factors spark tactical creativity and innovation within Salafijihadi terrorist organisations
  • Are there particular organisational traits that increase a Salafijihadi terrorist organisation’s propensity to be creative and innovative

12:10 pm

Lunch & Networking Break


1:00 pm

  • An overview of the ACIC’s High Risk and Emerging Drugs determination
  • The agency’s work internationally and domestically
  • Serious and organised crime involvement in illicit drugs
  • The ACIC’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program and how it is used to inform prevention strategies
  • The ACIC’s Illicit Drug Data Report


1:40 pm

Strengthening Australia’s Border Security – Strategic Opportunities

Assistant Commissioner Erin Dale, Strategic Border Command, Australian Border Force

2:20 pm

  • The Christmas road toll in NSW in 2017 was considerably higher than the year before
  • Following that Christmas period and moving into 2018, NSW Police looked both internally and externally on how to address this rise
  • A look at new initiatives in place following a number of road toll reviews

3:00 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break


3:20 pm

  • Overall Commander for Commonwealth Games 2018 – largest event in Australia this decade
  • 18 Venues, over 1.2 million spectators
  • Delivered safe and secure Games in ‘Probable’ terrorism threat environment

3:50 pm

  • Security response and initiatives as a result of recent attacks in US
  • Strategies for command and prevention of future incidents
  • Lessons learned in securing large public gatherings and events in US and Canada


4:20 pm

  • What do we know about organised crime?
  • Organised crime is increasingly dynamic and multi-jurisdictional in nature
  • Examining research into serious gun crime in two Australian states
  • How can research better guide policing of serious organised crime

4:55 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

Networking Drinks

8:00 am

Conference opening & Welcome from the Chair

8:10 am


The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security


8:30 am

  • Understanding the advantages of technological advancements for policing
  • I nitiatives for harnessing technology at an enterprise level to prevent, deter and predict serious crimes
  • Predictions for future technological advancements


9:10 am

Developing leadership strategies for tomorrow’s police force

Warwick Jones, Executive Director, Australian Institute for Police Management

9:50 am

Morning Tea & Networking Break

10:20 am

Safety and Crime Prevention - Empowering Law Enforcement to Combat Crime

Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz, National Manager Crime Unit, Australian Federal Police & President of Australian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP)


10:50 am

—— Predictive policing is a promising approach to tactical decision making
—— A look at research undertaken in the USA and whether the technique will be applicable to an Australian setting
—— An overview of results from the first Australian test of predictive policing
——Exploring future directions and policy implications

11:30 am

  • After dominating law enforcement managerialism for nearly twenty years ‘intelligence led policing’ or ILP is slowly giving way to the idea of intelligence enabled policing
  • This session will explore the drivers for this evolutionary change and its implications for the future of policing and intelligence tradecraft

12:00 pm

Lunch & Networking Break


1:50 pm

Collaborative Policing

Scott Webber, President, NSW Police Association

2:20 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break


2:40 pm

  • Initiatives, response and resilience
  • How law enforcement and emergency response teams can best collaborate
  • Strategies for improving efficiency


3:10 pm

  • Current statistics
  • I nitiatives for monitoring and preventing work-related mental health issues
  • I mportance of ensuring law enforcement receive substantial support

3:50 pm

Closing remarks from the chair

4:00 pm

Close of Conference


Packages Price
2 Day Conference (Day 1 & Day 2)$2595$2295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Packages Price
2 Day Conference (Day 1 & Day 2)$1495$1295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
  • Early Bird rate expires 31 July 2018
  • Police Force/Government Agency/ NFP rates available. Refer to tabs above for pricing.

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The Hon. Peter Dutton MP

Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

The Hon Angus Taylor MO

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security

Scott Webber

President, NSW Police Association

Dr. Isaac Kfir

Director, National Security Program & Head, Counter-terrorism Policy Centre

Angela Smith

President, Australian Federal Police Association & Chair, Police Federation's Women's Advisory Committee

Marianne Vosloo

National Manager of Technology and Innovation, Australian Federal Police

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollshewski

Specialist Operations, QLD Police

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, NSW Police

Assistant Commissioner Erin Dale

Strategic Border Command, Australian Border Force

Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz

National Manager Crime Unit, Australian Federal Police & President of Australian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP)

Professor Andrew Goldsmith

Strategic Profesor of Criminology, Flinders University

Associate Professor Michael Townsley

Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Stuart Ellis AM

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council

Michael Phelan

CEO, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Dr John Coyne

Head of Border Security Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Warwick Jones

Executive Director, Australian Institute for Police Management

when & where

17 - 18 Sep 2018

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave,
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6270 1234

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