Community Engagement is a long-term process through which the NSW Police Force involves individuals or groups in identifying problems and in shaping and implementing decisions and programs that affect them. Enabling community involvement in addressing community identified problems and police initiatives can enhance trust in and legitimacy of the police.

The Community Engagement Framework and Policy Statement was endorsed by the Commissioner in April 2018 and should be used by Police Area & Police District Commanders and their senior staff in planning their community engagement activities.

Community Engagement Framework and Policy

Consultation Process

The Community Engagement Framework was informed by an extensive consultation process, both with the community and with Police staff, led by Diversewerks. The consultation reports are available here:

Any questions should be directed to Shobha Sharma, Manager, Program Development Team at