NSW Police introduce new ‘shoot first’ policy for terrorists

New South Wales police have implemented a new policy to deal with armed terrorists.

After nearly 20 years of the “contain and negotiate” policy, NSW Police acting commissioner Nick Kaldas said police are now being trained to shoot on sight as part of the all new “shoot first” policy.

It comes nearly 12 months after the Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney, where Man Haron Monis shot dead cafe manager Tori Johnson before armed officers stormed the building.


The “shoot first” policy has been implemented to deal with extremists, however  the “contain and negotiate” will still be used for domestic situations which can usually be resolved without incident.