Canberra police are set to get tougher on alcohol-related violence and dangerous drivers under a new agreement with the ACT government.
Police Minister Simon Corbell outlined a new set of expectations for the territory's police force when he signed the 2014-15 purchase agreement with Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus and ACT Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers on Monday.
Mr Corbell said the agreement included two new performance indicators that focused on ''public value'', and were based on community satisfaction and confidence in ACT police.
''I think that's important as we continue to build on the very high level of confidence Canberrans have in their policing service,'' he said.
The agreement also outlined Mr Corbell's new ministerial direction for police, which would see police tackle alcohol-related crime and violence in the Canberra CBD and town centres, as well as dangerous and anti-social driving.
He said it was a similar emphasis to last year's agreement as they were particular areas of concern for the Canberra community.
''We've seen great results in those areas in the past 12 months and I want to see those results continue for the next 12 months,'' Mr Corbell said.
''The Chief Police Officer will continue to do what's been done over the last 12 months, which is a high-profile policing effort in our town centres, in Civic, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights but indeed right across the working week and across the year, to further enforce the success we've had from our new alcohol licensing laws and also to continue to tackle drink-driving and dangerous behaviour on our roads.
''Both of these things together have a big impact on our community and the more we can reduce crime in those areas, the safer our community is.''
Mr Corbell said the territory's police had overseen a reduction in rates of motor vehicle theft, property damage, theft, assault and burglary in the past 12 months.
The 2014-15 Purchase Agreement provided funding of $152 million for the territory's police force, which was on par with last year's allocation.
Chief Police Officer Lammers said police had adequate resources and the funding for the next financial year would allow them to maintain a similar level of services to the community.
He said police would maintain high visibility policing tactics to target unlicensed premises and to drive down alcohol-related crime and dangerous driving.
The territory's road safety operations team, which was expanded last year, would also continue to crack down on drug and alcohol-impaired drivers through mobile breath tests.
Chief Police Officer Lammers foreshadowed a greater commitment to protecting women and children from violence, and to slashing the number of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders who went through the court system.
He also welcomed the minister's new key performance indicators.
''Making sure police are held accountable is important, making sure the community has confidence in us is very important, and making sure we live up to the expectations of the community is very important, so these performance indicators help us achieve that,'' he said.
ACT Policing operates under an arrangement with the territory government to provide community policing services, a central property office and a firearms registry.
The full agreement can be read here.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.