Corporate Plan 2015-2019

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Programme 1.2 International Police Assistance

Commissioner Andrew Colvin and other AFP executive officers walking between two lines of people singing and clapping in traditional, colourful native dress in Papua New Guinea.

The International Police Assistance programme contributes to national security and socio-economic development by providing policing support for enhanced rule of law in developing, fragile and conflict affected states. This is delivered through the AFP’s official development assistance in the Indo-Pacific region and the AFP’s contribution to United Nations.

The AFP contributes to Australia’s national security and aid policy objectives by providing policing support and development activities to overseas police partners, and United Nations' programmes and missions.

The various missions are listed by type, below:

1. Law enforcement and police development missions:

  • Nauru Police Force Police Capacity Programme
  • Pacific Police Development Programme – Regional
  • Papua New Guinea – Australia Policing Partnership Programme
  • Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands
  • Samoa Australia Police Partnership
  • Timor-Leste Police Development Programme
  • Tonga Police Development Programme
  • Vanuatu Australia Police Project

2. Stabilisation operations and multi-national peace support activities:

  • Police Advisor United Nations New York
  • United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
  • United Nations Police Commissioner in Liberia

The AFP has prepared policies to guide capability in police development missions and stabilisation operations addressing specific topics. These include police operations, leadership, management, policy, governance, intelligence, gender equity, investigations, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and Command, Control and Coordination which is designed to enhance the capacity of regional police partners.

This programme also includes training activities for foreign police and the provision of community policing in Australia’s external territories, including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.

Figure 5 shows the proposed budget for Programme 1.2 2015-16 and forward budget estimates for 2016-2019.

Figure 5. Programme 1.2 estimated budget
International Police Assistance
Programme objective: Delivery of collaborative law and order police development missions, participation in internationally mandated peace operations and provision of civil policing assistance in accordance with Australian foreign development policy priorities.
Expenses $’000
(Budget and forward estimates)
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
254,202 241,770 170,266 164,574

Measuring Programme 1.2 Performance

We will measure our performance through the indicators and evaluations in Figure 6 below. Further information on these indicators and an associated range of deliverables can be found in the AFP PBS 2015-16 accessible at the Attorney-General’s Department website, The key performance indicator targets shown are applicable for all years, 2015-16 to 2018-19.

Figure 6. Programme 1.2 key performance indicators and targets 2015-19
Key Performance Indicators Target
1.Level of external client/stakeholder satisfaction (percentage of clients satisfied or very satisfied) 85%
2. Mission/external territories performance evaluation (a) Positive feedback
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