Information and Communications technology (ICT) plays a crucial role in today's law enforcement environment. Information systems support real-time access to information held in investigative and community policing such as case management, criminal records, forensics and firearms licensing systems. High-speed and robust communications provide the AFP with the ability to communicate and track information across teams and between organisations.
The ICT portfolio supports the work of the AFP, providing infrastructure, applications and skill sets critical to the AFP's ability to deliver against the strategic objectives of the Australian Government.
Roles and opportunities in ICT
Information Communication and Technology (ICT) provides excellent employment opportunities for sworn and unsworn members, and contractors (specialists). A career within ICT will provide the opportunity for involvement in the development and implementation of state of the art ICT services and solutions that will enhance the AFP's capability in national and international law enforcement. There are three groups in ICT:
- Business Engagement;
- Chief Information Officer; and
Business Engagement supports AFP corporate planning and business operations, and the automation of business processes, through a range of professional services including business process and analysis, ICT portfolio management, program and project management and client support.
Chief technology Officer has leadership responsibility for Enterprise Architecture, Product Selection, AFP ICT Environment and Standard Operating Environment (SOE) development strategy within the Australian Federal Police.
Infrastructure provides a range of services in respect of the procurement, development, installation, maintenance and support of AFP ICT infrastructure and facilities.