Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services sign up with Defence
11 July 2011
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support Defence Reservists who are employed with the Northern Territory (NT) Police, Fire and Emergency Services will be signed with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) today, Monday, 11 July 2011, at 10am at Police Headquarters, Darwin.
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, represented by Commissioner John McRoberts, will join with the Head of Defence’s Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support Division Major General Paul Brereton to sign the MOU.
Major General Brereton said the MOU aimed to create a mutually understood approach and better management of a shared workforce.
“Reservists bring valuable life and work skills back to their civilian workplaces and that includes our nation’s emergency services,’’ Major General Brereton said.
“Furthermore these same individuals, through their civil qualifications, employment and experience, gain skills and knowledge that add to Defence capability.
“This is an important signing, which will see Defence and NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services in a position to work even better with one another.”
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services has around 2000 staff, about 30 of whom are Reservists.
Commissioner John McRoberts said the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services acknowledged the valuable role Reservists play and is happy to support such service.
The signing in NT follows previous agreements in Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.
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