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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 1 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 150..

(3) ACT Policing constantly reviews and assesses its traffic enforcement strategies.

(4) The factors that cause deaths on our roads are well known and whilst ACT Policing seeks every opportunity to engage the community in media campaigns and information sharing, the reality is that the number of deaths in any given year is directly related to the driving behaviours of the community. The majority of deaths on our roads are preventable by road users obeying the traffic rules, not drink-driving, not speeding, wearing a seat belt, not using illegal drugs, and not driving whilst fatigued.

ACT Policing takes these messages to the community at every opportunity including through media campaigns, attendance at ACT schools and community organisations, involvement in offender programs and consultation with other government and road safety bodies.

Policing—performance indicators

(Question No 1461)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, on 14 December 2006:

(1) In relation to page 93 of the 2005-06 ACT Policing annual report where it is stated that the number of sworn members rose from 571.7 to 621.4, an increase of around 50 officers in a year and given that this is a significant increase in staffing, which performance indicators does ACT Policing expect to see greatly improved as a result;

(2) What were the results for these performance indicators in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Ministerial Direction issued to ACT Policing in July 2006 outlines the special areas of focus in which it is expected ACT Policing will concentrate efforts. The Ministerial Direction recognises the additional resources provided in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 budgets and requires that ACT Policing give special emphasis to the following broad operational issues during financial year 2006-2007:

    • increase the capability of ACT Policing to respond to incidents, particularly those pertaining to Tier Two response time measures for Priorities One, Two, Three, and Four as defined by the Purchase Agreement;
    • increase the visibility of Police in the community;
    • implement measures aimed at improving road safety within the Territory;
    • implement measures to deliver a Child Sex Offender Registration Team capability; and
    • implement measures to support ACT Government Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2004-07;

(2) Results for performance indicators, including those for response times, community satisfaction with police and road safety, are contained in the ACT Policing Annual Reports for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

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