File(s) not publicly available

The evolution of community policing in Queensland to 2007

posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Celeste Lawson
The purpose of the study was to identify the gap between policy and the implementation of community policing in the Queensland Police Service in the decades since the Fitzgerald Report (1989), which recommended community policing as the primary policing strategy. Reviews of the Fitzgerald Inquiry recommendations in the first decade after the inquiry (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2001) revealed that community policing was resisted by police culture because the approach was inconsistent with traditional policing methods, yet the community policing philosophy continued to be the stated primary policing strategy in Queensland and was reflected in organisational policy and organisational structure. Using a mixed methods approach, the research analysed the status of community policing in Queensland in 2007 to reveal the gap between policy and implementation, and how crime prevention officers oriented to their role.



Citizen J


Central Queensland University

Additional Rights

I hereby grant to Central Queensland University or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part through Central Queensland University’s Institutional Repository, ACQUIRE, in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all copyright, including the right to use future works (such as articles or books), all or part of this thesis or dissertation.

Open Access

  • No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

Era Eligible

  • No


Denis Cryle ; Kate Ames

Thesis Type

  • Doctoral Thesis