The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) thanks the ACT Government for their support of ACT Policing members by announcing the commitment to pay increases as part of enterprise bargaining negotiations and the expansion of the Police, Ambulance, and Clinician Early Response team (PACER) in the recent budget announcements.

AFP President Alex Caruana said that these budget initiatives will assist ACT Policing members on the ground and shows support that would be welcomed by the members.

“The ongoing funding for the second PACER team is critical to support, not only police, but the community. PACER as a model works. It provides the appropriate response to a mental health incident where there is no violence or public safety concerns, while also keeping important policing resources where they are needed, which is on the road.

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