Building policing legitimacy and strengthening community relationships: On the road towards zero with IM_PACT
Keywords: Enforcement Programs, Drink Driving
Submission Date: 2019
The IM-PACT initiative between the Queensland Police Service and University of Queensland offers a resource efficient problem-solving model founded on three principles: (I) Identification of the problem; (M)essage development; and message delivery (PACT). PACT prompts police to explain the (P) Purpose of an engagement, (A) Acknowledge good habits, convey a (C) Crime message and (T) Thank people for their involvement. With minimal impact on resources, PACT-related Random Breath Testing (RBT) affords opportunity to share responsibility for road safety and crime prevention by both police and the community. This presentation provides the audience with an RBT experience incorporating the PACT message.