Policing in Indigenous communities
Since 2004, the CMC has examined several issues relating to policing in Indigenous communities.
Review of Indigenous people in policing roles (2012)
In 2012 the CMC reviewed how Indigenous people participate in policing roles and how the Queensland Police Service (QPS) manages and supports them. We visited eight Aboriginal and seven Torres Strait Island communities to talk to people working in these roles, key community stakeholders and local police, and surveyed sworn police working in Indigenous communities. The review arose out of the CMC’s earlier inquiry into policing in Indigenous communities, conducted between 2007 and 2009.
For more detail and to read the report, go to: Review of Indigenous people in policing roles (2012)
Inquiry into policing into Indigenous communities (2007-2009)
In 2007, at the request of the Queensland Government, the CMC conducted an independent inquiry into policing in Indigenous communities. It examined the relationship between the police and the Indigenous people, practices relating to detention in police custody in remote communities, and the optimal use of resources to deliver criminal justice services in Queensland's Indigenous communities. In 2009 the CMC published the report: Restoring Order: crime prevention, policing and local justice in Queensland’s Indigenous communities.
For more detail and to read the report, go to: Inquiry into policing into Indigenous communities (2007-2009)