Pluralised Policing in Australia: Answering the Questions
Australasian Policing, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2012: 31-32
2 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2014
Date Written: 2012
There has been an undeniable shift in public thinking in recent years about privatised forms of policing. In the past it was nearly impossible to conceive of private security personnel operating entirely in the public interest, especially when considering Australia's national security and anti-terrorism strategies. That notion has been consistently challenged in the last decade, as public expectations regarding security have increased, and as policy-makers and the public alike have become increasingly comfortable with private policing endeavours. The faith shown in the private sector in relation to getting policing and security tasks done effectively and efficiently has largely borne fruit. This paper answers some of the commonly asked questions that continue to arise where policing is becoming more 'pluralised' every day.
Keywords: police administration, private security services
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