This Briefing Paper summarises a three year research study of the public-private sector approach to managing security in the maritime environment. The project reviewed the efficacy, benefits and challenges of public-private interactions at two ports, one in Australia and the other in the USA. The authorâ€™s conclusions identify trust, commitment, shared responsibility and mutual understanding of each sectorâ€™s goals as being essential to maintaining a secure, productive and efficient transport network. Contrasts between the Australian and US experiences are noted, and recommendations to enhance public-private interactions regarding port security are suggested.
|ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
|Published - 2012