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Enhancing our counter-terrorism preparedness

During 2009-10 a range of activities aimed at enhancing a broad range of counter-terrorism capabilities were held with state and local government agencies and non-government stakeholders.

The Service also tested its counter-terrorism capabilities in the marine environment using the latest command centre technology on board the police vessel, Brett T Handran.

Two exercises were conducted: Exercise Prometheus involved a coordinated response to a planned terrorist attack against international shipping; while Exercise Proteus focused on a tactical resolution in a maritime environment.

Further exercises included Exercise Baccus which focused on the command and control issues relating to the tactical resolution of improvised explosive devices.

The QPS is the first jurisdiction to develop a state-based Exercise Development and Management Course aimed at enhancing internal capacity. The course has been presented to the National Counter-Terrorism Committee Exercise Managers' Forum and both Victoria and Tasmania have expressed interest in modelling similar courses on the QPS product.

The Service tested its counter-terrorism capabilities in the marine environment during 2009-10.

Last updated 12/11/2010