7 Department of Police and Emergency Management

Agency Outline

The Department of Police and Emergency Management is responsible for the delivery of quality policing and emergency management services in Tasmania. Comprising of Tasmania Police, Forensic Science Service Tasmania and specialist support areas, the Department is responsible to the Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Hon Rene Hidding MP.

The Tasmania Fire Service, which forms part of the Department for administrative purposes, reports separately to the State Fire Commission. Under new governance arrangements, the State Emergency Service (SES) is funded through the State Fire Commission and is incorporated within Chapter 24 of Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

The Department is committed to providing a safe, secure and resilient Tasmania and building individual and organisational capacity in order to provide high quality services to the Tasmanian community. This capacity will be built by valuing the Department's people, striving to implement innovative ideas and continually improving the Department's business.

The Department aims:

       to be a values‑based organisation, which embraces the values of integrity, equity and accountability;

       for the community to feel safe and be safe;

       to reduce crime;

       to improve driver behaviour through traffic law enforcement; and

       to contribute towards community resilience through effective security and emergency management.

This chapter provides the Department's financial information for 2015‑16 and over the Forward Estimates period (2016‑17 to 2018‑19) and the performance targets the Department aims to achieve. Further information on the Department is provided at www.police.tas.gov.au.


Key Deliverables

Table 7.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimate allocations for key deliverables within the Department.

Table 7.1: Key Deliverables Statement

 

2015‑16

2016‑17

2017‑18

2018‑19

 

 

Budget

Forward

Estimate

Forward

Estimate

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Alert

700

200

200

200

Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System

6 640

8 630

....

....

Large Vessel Replacement

5 000

....

....

....

Rebuilding the Police Service

6 712

10 033

13 354

13 354

Support for Tasmania's Police and Community Youth Club Network

250

250

250

250

Upgrade Police Housing

1 000

1 000

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Alert

This funding is provided to assist in the provision of an emergency warning system, as agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2009. Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency management agencies. The system sends voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area, about likely or actual emergencies such as fire, flood, acts of terrorism or extreme weather events.

Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch (ESCAD) System

This Project will address the replacement of the three computer aided dispatch systems currently in operation within Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service and Ambulance Tasmania, with a combined emergency services computer aided dispatch system. This will enhance the responsiveness of emergency services to the full range of emergency events and provide for more efficient inter‑agency operations and realisation of efficiencies through economies of scale.

Large Vessel Replacement

This initiative is part of a progressive and ongoing procurement program to ensure that vessels are replaced at regular intervals and to ensure that they are fit for purpose. The funding provided reflects the procurement of a second vessel capable of deploying out to 200 nautical miles in a range of circumstances and weather conditions.

Rebuilding the Police Service

The continuation of this election commitment provides funding to rebuild the police service through the employment of an extra 108 officers, enhancing the public order response capability and establishing a Serious Organised Crime Unit, which includes a cold case capability.

Support for Tasmania's Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) Network

The continuation of this election commitment provides recurrent funding to the PCYC Network in Tasmania so that it can continue to support at risk youth, reduce crime and repeat offending. Individual clubs from around the State will be able to apply for funding from a central pool to upgrade equipment, facilities or for operational assistance, allowing them to build on the valuable work that they have been undertaking in Tasmania.

Unexplained Wealth

Amendments to the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993 in 2014 provided for the forfeiture of property, cash and other assets where a person is unable to prove that their unexplained wealth has been lawfully acquired. As part of the Government's election commitment Rebuilding the Police Service, a commitment was made to establish a Serious Organised Crime Unit, whose functions include investigating unexplained wealth.

Upgrade Police Housing

This initiative provides funding to assist the Department in implementing a structured program to address police housing issues primarily on the West Coast. This infrastructure investment supports the Government's policy priority of Rebuilding the Police Service by providing improved facilities to support officers engaged in remote area policing.

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of Police and Emergency Management are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety;

       Output Group 2 ‑ Crime;

       Output Group 3 ‑ Traffic Policing; and

       Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management.

Table 7.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Department of Police and Emergency Management.


Table 7.2: Output Group Expense Summary

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support to the Community1,3

116 113)

118 064)

121 324)

125 651)

127 890)

 

116 113)

118 064)

121 324)

125 651)

127 890)

Output Group 2 ‑ Crime

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Investigation of Crime1

43 462)

45 072)

47 004)

49 061)

49 936)

2.2 Poppy Security

1 143)

1 150)

1 175)

1 202)

1 226)

2.3 Fisheries Security

5 584)

5 518)

5 640)

5 768)

5 880)

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

10 031)

10 101)

10 341)

10 588)

10 806)

 

60 220)

61 841)

64 160)

66 619)

67 848)

Output Group 3 - Traffic Policing

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Traffic Policing1

20 844)

21 248)

22 168)

23 146)

23 527)

 

20 844)

21 248)

22 168)

23 146)

23 527)

Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 State Emergency Management Services2

1 557)

1 541)

1 442)

354)

354)

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations3

4 473)

9 905)

9 428)

9 629)

9 827)

 

6 030)

11 446)

10 870)

9 983)

10 181)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

203 207)

212 599)

218 522)

225 399)

229 446)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increases in Support to the Community, Investigation of Crime and Traffic Policing in 2015‑16 and over the Forward Estimates primarily reflect the election commitment Rebuilding the Police Service.

2. Reporting arrangements for the State Emergency Service have transferred to the State Fire Commission (see chapter 24 of Government Services Budget Paper No 2). The amounts remaining in the Output reflect the funding cycle associated with the Australian Government for National Partnership Payments ‑ Disaster Resilience.

3. The increase in State Security and Rescue Operations in 2015‑16 reflects the transfer of the expenses associated with the rescue helicopter which had previously been recorded against Output 1.1 Support to the Community.

 


 

Output Group 1: Public Safety

1.1 Support to the Community

This Output relates to personal safety in the community, maintaining public order and the provision of safety initiatives that assist in developing safe, secure and resilient communities. Through the provision of high‑visibility targeted patrols and the establishment of partnerships with community organisations, the Department aims to ensure that the public has confidence and satisfaction in the services provided.

Services provided under this Output Group and Output Group 2 include the Department's response to the important issue of domestic violence and includes significant support provided to a number of other Departments in the provision of their important services. The Government currently provides estimated direct expenditure of over $16 million annually across the Departments of Health and Human Services; Police and Emergency Management; Justice; Education; and Premier and Cabinet to provide services directly aimed at dealing with family violence.

Table 7.3: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1

 

Unit of

2012‑13

2013‑14

2014‑15

2015‑16

Performance Measure1

Measure

Actual

Actual

Target

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfaction with police services

%

78

77

nat av

nat av

Satisfaction with police in dealing with public order problems

%

68

71

nat av

nat av

Assaults in public places2

Number

825

807

3 yr av

3 yr av

Total Public Order incidents2

Number

24 828

24 848

3 yr av

3 yr av

Cost of policing per capita3

Dollars

379

399

na

na

Perceptions of safety in public places - during the day

%

93

94

nat av

nat av

Perceptions of safety in public places - during the night4

%

55

59

nat av

nat av

Perceptions of safety at home - alone during the night4

%

90

93

nat av

nat av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The performance measure 'Perceptions of safety at home - alone during the day' has been removed from the National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing.

2. Data for 2012‑13 has been adjusted to reflect final reported figures in the Department's Annual Report.

3. Data for 2012‑13 has been adjusted to reflect 2013‑14 dollars.

4. These performance measures have changed from 'after dark' to 'during the night' to reflect the questions asked as part of the National Survey of Community Satisfaction with Policing.

 


 

Output Group 2: Crime

2.1 Investigation of Crime

This Output relates to the detection and apprehension of offenders, including investigation of serious and organised crime. Through crime detection strategies and legislative reform, the Department aims to reduce the number of offences committed against both people and property.

2.2 Poppy Security

This Output focuses on the protection and security of poppy crops, the prevention of poppy crop interferences and the targeting of offenders through investigative techniques. The involvement of industry groups in the protection and security of poppies contributes to the reduction in the number of poppy diversions onto the illicit market.

2.3 Fisheries Security

This Output relates to marine safety and the protection of State and Australian Government marine resources, through the provision of marine compliance and enforcement activities. By using a combination of overt and covert sea patrols, in‑port, at sea and fish processor inspections, the Department is able to target offenders, facilitate the protection and security of marine resources in both the recreational and commercial fishing sectors and ensure the safety of vessel operators.

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

This Output relates to policing services that support the judicial system such as the prosecution of offenders, provision of diversionary programs, bail/warrant processing, victim support services and investigation, and clerical and investigation services on behalf of the coroner. In addition, the Department plays a lead role in the reduction and management of family violence in Tasmania.


Table 7.4: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 2

 

Unit of

2012‑13

2013‑14

2014‑15

2015‑16

Performance Measure

Measure

Actual

Actual

Target

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investigation of Crime

 

 

 

 

 

Total Offences1

Number

23 662

24 599

3 yr av

3 yr av

Total Offences clearance rate

%

45

43

3 yr av

3 yr av

Total Serious Crime1,2

Number

505

491

3 yr av

3 yr av

Serious Crime clearance rate1,2

%

69

76

3 yr av

3 yr av

Offences against the person1

Number

3 689

3 763

3 yr av

3 yr av

Offences against the person clearance rate1

%

91

91

3 yr av

3 yr av

Offences against property1

Number

19 153

20 030

3 yr av

3 yr av

Offences against property clearance rate

%

35

32

3 yr av

3 yr av

Serious drug offenders charged

Number

416

423

3 yr av

3 yr av

Total firearm‑related incidents3

Number

60

68

3 yr av

3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy Security

 

 

 

 

 

Number of poppy crop interferences per 1 000 hectares sown

Number

0.61

0.82

3 yr av

 

3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fisheries Security

 

 

 

 

 

Total marine offenders detected

Number

1 155

1 091

3 yr av

3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support to Judicial Services

 

 

 

 

 

Family violence incident reports1

Number

2 283

2 376

3 yr av

3 yr av

State charges prosecuted1

Number

40 667

40 031

3 yr av

3 yr av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. Data for 2012‑13 has been adjusted to reflect final reported figures in the Department's Annual Report.

2. The definition of 'Serious crime' was expanded for the 2013‑14 financial year, breaking the time series.

3. The definition of performance measure 'Total firearm‑related incidents' has been amended to now comprise incidents involving firearms discharge and firearms used as a weapon.

 


 

Output Group 3: Traffic Policing

3.1 Traffic Policing

This Output relates to the improvement of driver behaviour, traffic law compliance and minimising road trauma. Through the provision of high visibility patrols on highways and arterial roads, targeting high risk driver behaviour and attendance/investigation of vehicle crashes, the Department aims to improve road safety, reduce the incidence of inattentive driving and diminish the use of alcohol/drugs whilst driving.

Table 7.5: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 3

 

Unit of

2012‑13

2013‑14

2014‑15

2015‑16

Performance Measure1

Measure

Actual

Actual

Target

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of high risk traffic offenders2

Number

19 464

22 645

23 164

23 720

Speeding offences: Police Issued Infringements3

Number

32 262

40 642

39 054

39 991

Random Breath Tests conducted4

Number

550 354

551 444

440 000

440 000

Number of drink driving offenders5

Number

2 899

2 765

na

2 831

Number of persons who self‑reported driving whilst over the alcohol limit in the previous six months

%

9.6

9.1

nat av

nat av

Oral Fluid Tests conducted

Number

1 698

1 819

1 500

1 536

Number of drug driving offenders5

Number

498

644

na

1 000

Number of persons who self‑reported driving whilst impaired by medication or other drugs in the previous six months

%

5.6

3.8

nat av

nat av

Fatal and Serious injury crashes

Number

236

261

3 yr av

3 yr av

Proportion of people who felt that speeding cars or dangerous, noisy driving was a 'major problem' or 'somewhat of a problem' in the neighbourhood

%

66

58

nat av

nat av

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The performance measure 'Speed Camera Operating Hours' has been removed due to the introduction of the fixed speed camera project, which will change the parameters of this measure.

2. The measure 'Number of high risk driver behaviour detections' has been renamed 'Number of high risk traffic offenders'.

3. The measure 'Speeding Offenders' has been renamed 'Speeding offences: Police Issued Infringements' and includes court‑related matters.

4. In accordance with the drink/drug driving strategy of the Department, the performance measure 'Random Breath Tests Conducted' will not be increased, due to a shift in the focus on drink/drug driving.

5. This new measure has been included to better reflect the Department's Strategic Business Priorities for 2015‑16.

 


 

Output Group 4: Emergency Management

4.1 State Emergency Management Services

This Output involves the provision of emergency services in accordance with the Emergency Management Act 2006 and the Tasmanian Emergency Management Plan. Activities undertaken as part of this Output include emergency risk management and disaster mitigation, preparedness and responsiveness to emergency events, and the development and training of volunteers.

Management arrangements were revised in 2014‑15 and the State Emergency Service now reports through the State Fire Commission, and this is reflected through the removal of performance information, and appropriation. The State Emergency Service is funded through the State Fire Commission and is incorporated within Chapter 24 of Government Services Budget Paper No 2.

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations

This Output relates to the provision of whole‑of‑government policies relating to counter terrorism and terrorist threats and the provision of search and rescue operations. Activities included under the Output consist of involvement in multi‑jurisdictional exercises, supporting national counter terrorism arrangements and the provision of a combination of land, sea and air search and rescue operations.

Table 7.6: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 4

 

Unit of

2012‑13

2013‑14

2014‑15

2015‑16

Performance Measure1

Measure

Actual

Actual

Target

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Security and Rescue Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Search and Rescue Operations

Number

210

134

na

na

Number of exercises managed

Number

44

30

prev yr

prev yr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The performance information for the State Emergency Services has been removed to reflect the change in reporting to the Tasmania Fire Service.

 


Capital Investment Program

This section provides financial information for the Department's Capital Investment Program. Further information on the Capital Investment Program is provided at chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 7.7: Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated)

Total)

Cost)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System

15 270)

6 640)

8 630)

....)

....)

Upgrade Police Housing

2 000)

1 000)

1 000)

....)

....)

Large Vessel Replacement

5 000)

5 000)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

)

12 640)

9 630)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System

A total of $15.3 million over two years will be provided to procure a common, integrated emergency services computer aided dispatch (ESCAD) system for Tasmania's emergency services (Tasmania Police, Ambulance Tasmania, the Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service). Computer aided dispatch systems are the principal application used by emergency service communication centres to manage police, fire, medical and emergency incidents and are mission critical in keeping the community and emergency service responders safe.

Upgrade Police Housing

A total of $2 million over two years will be provided to assist the Department with the implementation of a structured program to address police housing issues primarily on the West Coast. This infrastructure investment supports the Government's policy priority of Rebuilding the Police Service by providing improved facilities to support officers engaged in remote area policing. The investment supports public and private sector productivity improvement and long‑term economic growth on Tasmania's West Coast.

Large Vessel Replacement

A total of $5 million will be provided to procure a vessel capable of deploying out to 200 nautical miles in a range of circumstances and weather conditions. This initiative is part of a progressive and ongoing procurement program to ensure that vessels are replaced at regular intervals and to ensure that they are fit for purpose.


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 7.8: Statement of Comprehensive Income1

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent2

183 841)

196 211)

198 514)

206 379)

210 425)

Appropriation revenue ‑ works & services3

500)

12 140)

9 630)

....)

....)

Other revenue from government4

1 500)

500)

....)

....)

....)

Grants5

4 147)

2 654)

2 654)

2 654)

2 654)

Sales of goods and services6

2 360)

1 844)

1 844)

1 844)

1 844)

Other revenue5

9 060)

11 504)

11 133)

10 045)

10 046)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

201 408)

224 853)

223 775)

220 922)

224 969)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

154 851)

163 030)

168 906)

175 714)

179 074)

Depreciation and amortisation7

7 890)

8 390)

8 490)

8 690)

8 690)

Supplies and consumables

35 641)

36 191)

36 913)

37 671)

38 358)

Grants and subsidies8

2 297)

2 823)

2 108)

1 219)

1 219)

Borrowing costs9

122)

39)

....)

....)

....)

Other expenses

2 406)

2 126)

2 105)

2 105)

2 105)

Total expenses from transactions

203 207)

212 599)

218 522)

225 399)

229 446)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(1 799)

12 254)

5 253)

(4 477)

(4 477)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(1 799)

12 254)

5 253)

(4 477)

(4 477)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows ‑ other non‑owner changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

26 571)

26 572)

26 571)

26 571)

26 571)

Total other economic flows ‑ other non‑owner changes in equity

26 571)

26 572)

26 571)

26 571)

26 571)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

24 772)

38 826)

31 824)

22 094)

22 094)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1. Administrative arrangements relating to the transition of the SES from the Department of Police and Emergency Management to the State Fire Commission are expected to be finalised in 2015‑16. As a result, the financial statements for both the Department and State Fire Commission may be subject to future amendment.

2. The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent and Employee benefits reflects the election commitment Rebuilding the Police Service and the impact of the 27th pay in 2015‑16 (refer to chapter 1 of this Budget Paper for further information).

3. The increases in Appropriation revenue ‑ works & services reflects funding for Large Vessel Replacement, Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System and Upgrade Police Housing key deliverables.

4. Other revenue from government reflects the utilisation of funding carried forward under section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 for Ballistic Vest Replacement and the carry forward of funds from 2014‑15 for the Large Vessel Replacement.

5. The decrease in Grants and the increase in Other revenue in 2015‑16 reflects the transfer of Australian Government National Partnership Payments for Disaster Resilience from Grants to Other revenue.

6. The decrease in Sales of goods and services in 2015‑16 reflects a reduction in anticipated revenue associated with National Criminal History Record Checks.

7. The increase in Depreciation and amortisation reflects the increase in the value of Property, plant and equipment due to completed capital projects and anticipated asset revaluations.

8. The movements in Grants and subsidies in 2015‑16 and across the Forward Estimates primarily reflect the funding cycle associated with the Australian Government National Partnership Payments for Disaster Resilience.

9. The decrease in Borrowing costs in 2015‑16 reflects the reduction in the remaining principal sum associated with the Voluntary Targeted Employment Separation Program undertaken prior to 2014.

 

Table 7.9: Statement of Comprehensive Income ‑ Administered

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

232)

237)

242)

247)

253)

Fees and fines1

500)

500)

1 000)

900)

500)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

Total expenses from transactions

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The change in Fees and fines and Transfers to the Consolidated Fund reflects the firearms licence renewal cycle, which occurs every three and five years.

 


 

Table 7.10: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support to the Community1,2

103 161)

108 142)

108 940)

113 167)

115 405)

 

103 161)

108 142)

108 940)

113 167)

115 405)

Output Group 2 ‑ Crime

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Investigation of Crime1,2

41 987)

44 263)

45 119)

47 176)

48 051)

2.2 Poppy Security

1 143)

1 150)

1 175)

1 202)

1 226)

2.3 Fisheries Security

5 224)

5 213)

5 335)

5 463)

5 575)

2.4 Support to Judicial Services

10 031)

10 101)

10 341)

10 588)

10 806)

 

58 385)

60 727)

61 970)

64 429)

65 658)

Output Group 3 Traffic Policing

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Traffic Policing1,2

17 968)

18 713)

19 292)

20 270)

20 651)

 

17 968)

18 713)

19 292)

20 270)

20 651)

Output Group 4 ‑ Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

4.2 State Security and Rescue Operations2,3

4 327)

8 629)

8 312)

8 513)

8 711)

 

4 327)

8 629)

8 312)

8 513)

8 711)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program4

500)

12 140)

9 630)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Police and Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

183 841)

196 211)

198 514)

206 379)

210 425)

Total Works and Services

500)

12 140)

9 630)

....)

....)

 

184 341)

208 351)

208 144)

206 379)

210 425)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Carried Forward5

1 500)

500)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

185 841)

208 851)

208 144)

206 379)

210 425)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

185 841)

208 851)

208 144)

206 379)

210 425)

 

185 841)

208 851)

208 144)

206 379)

210 425)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increases in Support to the Community, Investigation of Crime and Traffic Policing reflect the election commitment Rebuilding the Police Service.

2. The increases in Support to the Community, Investigation of Crime, Traffic Policing, and State Security and Rescue Operations in 2015‑16 reflect the receipt of funding for the 27th pay (refer to chapter 1 of this Budget Paper for further information).

3. The increase in State Security and Rescue Operations in 2015‑16 reflects the transfer of the appropriation associated with the rescue helicopter which had previously been recorded against Output 1.1 Support to the Community.

4. The increase in the Capital Investment Program reflects funding for the Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System, Upgrade Police Housing and Large Vessel Replacement.

5. Appropriation Carried Forward reflects the utilisation of funding carried forward under section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 for Ballistic Vest Replacement and the carry forward of funds from 2014‑15 for the Large Vessel Replacement.

 

Table 7.11: Administered Revenue

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Consolidated Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Trainees ‑ Board Payments

69)

71)

73)

75)

77)

Fines1

500)

500)

1 000)

900)

500)

Other Sales of Services

163)

166)

169)

172)

176)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Fines in 2016‑17 reflects the firearms licence renewal cycle, which occurs every three and five years.

 

Table 7.12: Administered Expenses

 

2014‑15]

)

Budget)

2015‑16]

)

Budget)

2016‑17]

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18]

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19]

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Consolidated Fund1

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Transfer to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflects the firearms licence renewal cycle, which occurs every three and five years.

 


 

Table 7.13: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

214)

1 751)

1 751)

1 751)

1 751)

Receivables2

1 749)

1 163)

1 163)

1 163)

1 163)

Other financial assets3

80)

98)

98)

98)

98)

 

2 043)

3 012)

3 012)

3 012)

3 012)

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories4

628)

782)

782)

782)

782)

Property, plant and equipment5

244 637)

250 001)

272 282)

294 463)

316 644)

Infrastructure6

500)

7 640)

17 270)

17 270)

17 270)

Heritage and cultural assets7

....)

434)

434)

434)

434)

Intangibles8

1 280)

661)

661)

661)

661)

Other assets9

1 744)

1 530)

1 530)

1 530)

1 530)

 

248 789)

261 048)

292 959)

315 140)

337 321)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

250 832)

264 060)

295 971)

318 152)

340 333)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables10

2 178)

3 395)

3 395)

3 395)

3 395)

Interest bearing liabilities11

1 904)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Employee benefits12

48 765)

47 956)

48 043)

48 130)

48 217)

Other liabilities13

492)

520)

520)

520)

520)

Total liabilities

53 339)

51 871)

51 958)

52 045)

52 132)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

197 493)

212 189)

244 013)

266 107)

288 201)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves5

160 313)

164 414)

190 985)

217 556)

244 127)

Accumulated funds

37 972)

47 775)

53 028)

48 551)

44 074)

Other equity14

(792)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Total equity

197 493)

212 189)

244 013)

266 107)

288 201)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Cash and deposits in 2016 represents funding carried forward under section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 for Ballistic Vest Replacement, and increases in found and seized monies.

2. The decrease in Receivables in 2016 reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2014 outcome, which indicates that the number of outstanding debtors has decreased.

3. The increase in Other financial assets reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2014 outcome, which primarily relates to an increase in accrued revenue.

4. The increase in Inventories reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2014 outcome, which primarily relates to an increase in the value of inventory held at the uniform store and forensic laboratories.


 

5. The increase in Property, plant and equipment and Reserves reflects anticipated increases due to asset revaluations.

6. The increase in Infrastructure reflects funding for the Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System and Upgrade Police Housing.

7. The increase in Heritage and cultural assets is due to the recognition of the Department's heritage assets as a separate item. Previously these had been included under Property, plant and equipment.

8. The decrease in Intangibles relates to the accumulated depreciation on the Trunk Mobile Radio Network Digital Upgrade capital payment.

9. The decrease in Other assets reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2014 outcome, which primarily relates to a decrease in prepayments.

10. The increase in Payables reflects a more accurate estimate of the liability based on the 30 June 2014 outcome.

11. The amount for Interest bearing liabilities reflects the estimated balance of the loan for pre‑2014 Voluntary Targeted Employment Separation Arrangements after repaying the principal and interest.

12. The decrease in Employee benefits in 2016 reflects anticipated movements in long service leave and accrued salaries.

13. The increase in Other liabilities reflects a more accurate estimate based on the 30 June 2014 outcome, which primarily relates to cost adjustments to accrued salaries.

14. The increase in Other equity reflects the absence of property disposals in 2014‑15.

 


 

Table 7.14: Statement of Cash Flows

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

183 841)

196 211)

198 514)

206 379)

210 425)

Appropriation receipts - capital2

500)

12 140)

9 630)

....)

....)

Grants3

4 147)

2 654)

2 654)

2 654)

2 654)

Sales of goods and services4

2 360)

1 844)

1 844)

1 844)

1 844)

GST receipts

6 100)

6 200)

6 200)

6 200)

6 200)

Other cash receipts5

9 060)

11 504)

11 133)

10 045)

10 046)

Total cash inflows

206 008)

230 553)

229 975)

227 122)

231 169)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(139 961)

(150 704)

(152 469)

(158 568)

(161 594)

Superannuation1

(14 803)

(16 269)

(16 350)

(17 059)

(17 393)

Borrowing costs6

(122)

(39)

....)

....)

....)

GST payments

(6 100)

(6 200)

(6 200)

(6 200)

(6 200)

Grants and subsidies7

(2 297)

(2 823)

(2 108)

(1 219)

(1 219)

Supplies and consumables

(39 641)

(40 291)

(41 113)

(41 971)

(42 658)

Other cash payments

(2 406)

(2 126)

(2 105)

(2 105)

(2 105)

Total cash outflows

(205 330)

(218 452)

(220 345)

(227 122)

(231 169)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

678)

12 101)

9 630)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets2

(500)

(12 640)

(9 630)

....)

....)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(500)

(12 640)

(9 630)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings8

....)

(1 904)

....)

....)

....)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

....)

(1 904)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

178)

(2 443)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

36)

4 194)

1 751)

1 751)

1 751)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

214)

1 751)

1 751)

1 751)

1 751)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1. The increases in Appropriation receipts - recurrent, Employee benefits and Superannuation reflect the election commitment Rebuilding the Police Service and the impact of the 27th pay in 2015‑16 (refer to Chapter 1 of this Budget Paper for further information).

2. The increases in Appropriation receipts ‑ capital and Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets reflect funding for the Large Vessel Replacement, Emergency Services Computer Aided Dispatch System and Upgrade Police Housing.

3. The decrease in Grants in 2015‑16 reflects the funding cycle associated with the Australian Government National Partnership Payments for Disaster Resilience.

4. The decrease in Sales of goods and services reflects a reduction in anticipated revenue associated with National Criminal History Record Checks.

5. The increase in Other cash receipts reflects the recognition of revenue from clients including Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, Hydro Tasmania and Tas Networks Pty Ltd for the use of the Trunk Mobile Radio Network.

6. The decrease in Borrowing costs in 2015‑16 reflects the reduction in the remaining principal associated with pre‑2014 Voluntary Targeted Employment Separation Arrangements.

7. The movements in Grants and subsidies in 2015‑16 and across the Forward Estimates primarily reflect the funding cycle associated with the Australian Government National Partnership Payments for Disaster Resilience.

8. The decrease in Net borrowings in 2015‑16 reflects the anticipated repayment of the loan associated with pre‑2014 Voluntary Targeted Employment Separation Arrangements.

 

Table 7.15: Statement of Cash Flows ‑ Administered

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

232)

237)

242)

247)

253)

Fees and fines1

500)

500)

1 000)

900)

500)

Total cash inflows

732)

737)

1 242)

1 147)

753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

(732)

(737)

(1 242)

(1 147)

(753)

Total cash outflows

(732)

(737)

(1 242)

(1 147)

(753)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Fees and fines in 2016‑17 reflects the firearms licence renewal cycle, which occurs every three and five years, and the latest renewal trends. The increase is also reflected in the Transfers to the Consolidated Fund.