The functions of the NSW Police Force have an effect on members of the public through the provision of services. These services include providing police services to New South Wales and exercises other functions conferred on it by the Police Act 1990 or any other Act. NSW Police Force will do any ethical thing necessary for or incidental to the exercise of this function including:
- Preventing, detecting and investigating crime,
- Monitoring and promoting road safety
- Maintaining social order, including coordination of counter-terrorist preparedness,
- Performing and coordinating emergency and rescue operations, subject to the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 and to the Essential Services Act 1988.
The NSW Police Force is committed to providing and maintaining responsive and meaningful customer service to both the community and staff.