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The Department of Police and Emergency Management comprises Tasmania Police, the State Emergency Service, Forensic Science Service Tasmania, and the Tasmania Fire Service. The Department operates under the core legislation of the Police Service Act 2003, the State Service Act 2000 and the Emergency Management Act 2006.

The organisation strives to provide services that are responsive, socially inclusive and focused on policing and emergency management outcomes that contribute to a safe and secure community. The Department is focused on reducing the impact of crime, improving the level of public safety and traffic law compliance, and enhancing emergency management and security capabilities. The organisation aims to deliver an efficient and effective service to the community through:

  • Integrity
    We act honestly and ethically and exercise authority responsibly. We persevere because we are committed and professional. We are visible advocates of the quality of our service.
  • Equity
    We are fair and objective. We have empathy for victims and vulnerable groups and look for opportunities to empower. We are open-minded but consistent in our engagement with each other and the community.
  • Accountability
    We accept responsibility for ourselves and are answerable for our actions. We seek to continuously improve whilst responsibly managing risk.