Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 713 ..
Services, sorted by (i) full-time, (ii) part-time, (iii) casual and (iv) contracted employees.
(2) How many FTE staff were employed at ACT Policing, broken down within (a) Crime Portfolio, (b) Response Portfolio and (c) Corporate Services, sorted by (i) full-time, (ii) part-time, (iii) casual and (iv) contracted employees at (A) 1 January 2014 and (B) 1 January 2015.
(3) How many staff are employed at each of the police stations in the ACT, sorted by (a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) casual and (d) contracted employees.
(4) What is the total budget allocation for ACT Policing across the forward estimates.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
I am advised by ACT Policing that reporting against the first three detailed questions regarding full-time equivalent staffing details at a specific point in time, is impracticable and may not address the Member’s question, nor portray an accurate representation of staff numbers in ACT Policing.
This is due to ACT Policing’s actual full time equivalent staffing fluctuating and responding to meet community policing challenges significantly throughout the year. Staffing fluctuations and adjustments occur for a number of reasons, such as the commencement of personnel including new police recruits, staffing rotations and the movement of personnel across business areas to respond to operational demands based on priority issues across the ACT.
The most appropriate answer to your questions (1), (2)(A), (2)(B), and (3) would be to refer to the most reliable data reported, in each of the corresponding annual reports:
• The actual FTE as at 30 June 2016 was 968.48 (See page 33 of 2015-16 Annual report)
ACT Policing 2015-2016 Annual Report
• The actual FTE as at 30 June 2015 was 932.23 (See page 32 of 2014-15 Annual report)
ACT Policing 2014-2015 Annual Report
• The actual FTE as at 30 June 2014 was 974.41 (See page 95 of 2013-14 Annual report)
ACT Policing 2013-2014 Annual Report
(4) The total budget allocation for ACT Policing across the forward estimates (from 2017-18 and each forward estimate) has not been determined at this stage. Budget allocation to ACT Policing is performed after the ACT Budget is released each budget year.
Rural fire services—volunteers
(Question No 51)
Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 16 December 2016:
(1) How many volunteers are currently registered for the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS).