The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services was formed on 4 April 2011 as part of new administrative arrangements for the NSW public service outlined in the Public Sector Employment and Management (Departments) Order 2011.
The Ministry brings together the functions of the former Security and Recovery Co-ordination Branch and Law Enforcement Policy Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Disaster Welfare section the Department of Human Services and Emergency Management NSW.
The Ministry provides a single source of advice and coordination in the Police and Emergency Services portfolio. The Ministry is responsible for the development and coordination of law enforcement and emergency management policy and advice to the Minister for Police and 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.