Scope of the review
‘Action 47’ of our Restoring order report required the CMC to review how effectively police are utilising, managing and supporting Indigenous people in policing roles.
Between November 2011 and January 2012, the CMC visited eight Aboriginal and seven Torres Strait Island communities.
During these visits, members of the review team conducted face-to-face interviews with police, key community stakeholders and Indigenous people employed in a policing role. We also conducted a survey of sworn police working in Indigenous communities and conducted telephone interviews with QPS officers-in-charge (OICs) of police divisions who we were not able to meet face-to-face.
The review aimed to:
- identify the roles and responsibilities of Indigenous people in policing roles, and how these roles are managed and supported by the QPS
- determine how the activities of Indigenous people in policing roles and the management and support provided by the QPS could be improved to bring about better outcomes for Indigenous communities.