Australian Business Award for Innovation

The NSW Police Force wins an Australian Business Award for Innovation for its Business Continuity Framework

2008 Australian Business Awards Winner - NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force recently won the 2008 Australian Business Award for Innovation - Government Category. The award was granted for the organisation's Business Continuity Framework.

With only 54 winners selected from over 1000 entries, awards were given across a number of categories covering commercial success, innovation and corporate responsibility. The winning organisations were those that display exceptional leadership in their industry, and are role models for other organisations seeking business and product excellence.

A Business Continuity Framework provides for the availability of essential processes and resources during a major disruption, crisis or disaster. Business Continuity is vital to the NSW Police Force as an emergency service. Other public sector agencies and the broader community have great expectations of the NSW Police Force in disaster situations and will rely on us being able to continue to deliver our services during such an event.

The unique aspect of the NSW Police Force Business Continuity Framework in that it is consequence-based rather than incident-driven, making it robust yet less complex than other business continuity approaches. This means the NSW Police Force is able to adapt to changed conditions when resistance measures are breached, thus enhancing the organisation's response and effectiveness during a critical incident.

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