ANZPAA Police Conference PC20
Smart Connected Policing

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
25-26 March 2020

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Katherine Van Gurp

CEO Message

The two-day ANZPAA Police Conference - PC20 - will bring together 450+ current and future decision-makers and leaders in law enforcement from across Australia, New Zealand and the world.

Hosted by the Police Commissioners from across Australia and New Zealand, PC20 is about Smart Connected Policing – law enforcement working more efficiently and effectively –internally, with our external partners and maximising enabling technology.

As the world continues to change rapidly around us, we must work harder and smarter to outpace the increasingly sophisticated tools at the disposal of criminals and the complex environment in which we operate. Law enforcement is best positioned to overcome these hurdles by working closely with other government partners, industry, academia and – above all – the communities we serve.

PC20 will look at how we can best facilitate those essential connections and leverage partnerships across local, national global levels for effective results. Police Commissioners and other leading experts will examine these major issues facing police today and into the future.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Katherine Van Gurp
Chief Executive Officer, ANZPAA

ANZPAA Police Conference 2019 PC19 Highlight Video

What PC19 delegates said:


“The highlight so far is the variety of the presentations and the exposure of Commissioners to the good people that they serve. In a relaxed format like this, you can really get to know your commissioners: what they stand for, what they’d like to achieve in their organisation.

Katarina Carroll APM
Police Commissioner, QueeNsland Police Service



“I was challenged by a lot of the presentations and I loved the people [presenting].

Bridie O’Sullivan
Senior Advisor,
New South Wales Police Force


“It has been excellent so far…(especially) the ability to network and leverage of the diversity of thought of all the amazing people that we have on the ground.

Renee Hanrahan
Senior Sergeant officer in charge
queensland police service



“It has been a really great program, packed full of really interesting stuff, some fascinating speakers. I have quite a few things to take away and think about. The whole program has been really well put together.

RAy Johnson APM
Chief Police Officer,
ACT Policing


“One of the major challenges for policing is being smart and connected. It means being technologically capable and we are confronted with this issue all the time.”



Our Program

As well as Police Commissioner Panels, PC20 includes a full program of national and international speakers, workshops and social activities. Our conference program includes sessions on:

  • Building a future workforce - partnering with the private sector to digitally transform policing

  • Making connections with industry and academia to provide solutions to recurring community issues

  • Connecting with our communities through partnership building and cultural change

  • Issues focus: - addressing mental health, policing bullying, security threats vs privacy, combating cybercrime and best practice community engagement.


“We need to understand the opportunities that are out there and the disruptors… especially how they impact on policing and the communities we are here to serve.

Mike Bush MNZM | Police Commissioner, New Zealand Police