The ANZSOC Policing Thematic Group aims to bring together policing scholars, practitioners and postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand to advance the science of policing and enhance public safety for all people. The group aims to strengthen partnerships across academia, policing and law enforcement policy makers (see

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology together with GCI presented the inaugural event for ANZSOC’s new Policing thematic group, on Policing Pandemics and Protest. As a blended event, around 40 online participants from around Australia and overseas joined 15 Brisbane based researchers for presentations in three sessions: Police and policing during the pandemic, Crime and victimisation during the pandemic, and Public responses to COVID-19 policing and restrictions.

View recordings from the day here.