The areas of interest for the 2013 conference include:
- Networking – best practice and good ideas
- Peace keeping – domestic and international
- Recruitment & Retention in the Emergency Services
- Staying Healthy – Supporting Self to Support Communities
- Sustainable Partnerships – working with Local Government & Community Groups
- Transitions – moving up, across or out
- Policing as a Profession - the contribution of women
Police, emergency services, researchers, advocates, policy makers and practitioners from policing, emergency services, law enforcement, criminal justice and women’s services are encouraged to contribute papers addressing these areas of interest.
This conference is not limited to police services, everyone who has an interest in improving the emergency and policing response to women in our communities is welcome.
Our Welcome Receptions are always a conference highlight and not to be missed.
Monday morning commences with the flag ceremony: a great tradition for ACWAP conferences. Monday and Tuesday will focus on the key themes of the conference with some of the region’s best known experts, critics and practitioners discussing and interacting with participants.
Each day will start with a plenary session featuring international and nationally recognised keynote speakers. These sessions will set the tone of the day that will then be explored in-depth with concurrent workshops and panels.
On the Tuesday evening, ACWAP will hold the Annual Excellence in Policing Awards. This is included in the cost of full registration and additional tickets to the event can be purchased.
The conference will close after lunch on Wednesday with the closing session being an entertaining and informative session that should not be missed.
Women and men working in police, fire, ambulance and other crisis response organisations such as women ’s refuges, sexual assault centres and emergency management will find this conference valuable. This is a unique opportunity to hear about developments and innovative strategies from international and local practitioners.