Policing in the ACT
The AFP is responsible for policing in Canberra, Australia’s national capital, and the surrounding Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The AFP provides this service to the people of the ACT through its community policing arm, ACT Policing.
ACT Policing’s mission is to keep the peace and preserve public safety within the ACT. We strive to deliver a professional and effective service to the people of Canberra in all that we do.
ACT Policing offers a wide range of policing services to Canberrans, ranging from general policing and law enforcement services including investigations (through the Territory Investigations Group), Crime and Safety Management, Crime Prevention and Traffic Operations to more specialist roles such as intelligence gathering, forensics, search and rescue, and emergency management.
The Chief Police Officer of the ACT is Michael Phelan. Commander Bruce Hill is Deputy Chief Police Officer (Response), and Commander David McLean is Deputy Chief Police Officer (Investigations and Support). Mr Paul Williams is the Director of Corporate Services.