Ministry for Police and Emergency Services (New South Wales)
|Government Department overview|
|Formed||4 April 2011|
|Preceding agencies||New South Wales Ministry for Police;
Security and Recovery Co-ordination Branch and Law Enforcement Policy Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet;
Disaster Welfare section of the Department of Human Services; and
Emergency Management NSW
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales|
|Headquarters||Level 2, Quad 1, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia|
|Ministers responsible||Troy Grant MP,
Minister for Justice and Police
David Elliott MP,
Minister for Emergency Services
The New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services, a department of the Government of New South Wales, has responsibility for the development and coordination of law enforcement and emergency management policy and advice to the Ministers for Police and for Emergency Services. The Ministry is also responsible for the coordination of recovery functions including disaster welfare services.
The role of the Ministry also encompasses operational and planning issues which affect the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the State, by providing the framework to prepare for and recover from disasters caused by natural means or a terrorist incident. It has a leading role in ensuring the delivery of appropriate policies and plans by other portfolio agencies to the people of NSW.
The Ministry's role is wide ranging, spanning policy development, ministerial support, operational coordination, crisis management, grants administration, delivery of training and control of several websites and public communications platforms.
The following agencies are subsidiaries within the Ministry:
- Emergency Services:
- New South Wales State Emergency Service
- State Emergency Management Committee
- State Rescue Board
- "The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services". Government of New South Wales. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
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