Queensland Police Service hosts Queensland’s first Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Conference

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Mark Ryan
  • Over 300 national and international delegates from law enforcement and intelligence agencies attended this year’s LinCT-AA conference.
  • This year’s theme is ‘Knowledge, Power, Unity’.
  • The conference brings together more than 40 expert speakers.

Leaders from international and national law enforcement and intelligence agencies have gathered in Brisbane for the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Alumni Association (LinCT-AA) Conference.

Attendees represented multiple agencies including law enforcement, government agencies, intelligence services and universities, who came together to share information on combatting terrorism locally, nationally and internationally.

A key topic for this year was strengthening public trust and the importance of enhancing community safety, with this year’s theme focusing on ‘knowledge, power, unity.’

Minister for Police Mark Ryan and Assistant Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon welcomed over 300 delegates from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to the three-day conference.

More than 40 expert speakers addressed current issues surrounding counter-terrorism including artificial intelligence, masculinity and violent extremism, the prevention of targeted violence and working with terrorist and extremist offenders.

The LinCT program was developed by law enforcement agencies of Australia, the United States, Scotland, Canada and Northern Island, with the aim of applying strategic leadership in the counter-terrorism environment.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Mark Ryan MP: “The presence of international and national leaders across multiple sectors emphasises the importance of this conference in fostering international collaboration and sharing knowledge,” he said.

“It is pivotal to developing strategies and solutions to combat terrorism both on a local level and on an international scale.

“Through knowledge, power, and unity, we can effectively address the threat of terrorism and implement crime prevention strategies.”

Quotes attributable to Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM:

“The Queensland Police Service is dedicated to public safety and to working alongside other organisations to fight terrorism and to create safer and more secure communities,” she said.

“This conference unites leaders from law enforcement agencies and intelligence services from all over the world, for a common goal.

“We recognise the challenges we face are not localised in one corner of the world and thus, our solutions must not be either.”

Explainer/fast fact and or further information:

  • This is the first time Queensland has hosted the international conference.
  • Queensland will also host the LinCT-AA conference in 2024.

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