Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) was formed to strengthen their response to crime affecting Australia. The ACIC’s investigative, research and information delivery services work with their law enforcement partners to stop criminals exploiting emerging opportunities and perceived gaps in law enforcement information.
They work closely with many national and international partners to:
- create a national intelligence picture of crime
- target serious and organised crime
- deliver information and services to frontline policing and law enforcement
- undertake crime and justice research to build an evidence base for addressing crime in Australia.
Their mission is to make Australia safer through improved national ability to discover, understand and respond to current and emerging crime threats and criminal justice issues, including the ability to connect police and law enforcement to essential policing knowledge and information.
It is their priority to fill cross-agency IT gaps, replacing previously incompatible IT systems with better, more integrated platforms that will save resources and time. The more responsive their systems, the more quickly their police and national security agencies can act to prevent, detect and disrupt significant threats.
They inform crime and justice policy and practice in Australia through the Australian Institute of Criminology by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy relevant research of national significance, and generating a crime and justice evidence base and national knowledge centre. The Institute centrally collects and analyses national criminological data and provides evidence-based research to government and policing agencies.
It is essential to have effective and efficient information-sharing systems to support the operational law enforcement officers who protect their community.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission delivers information-sharing solutions between state, territory and federal law enforcement agencies. The agency does this by bringing together essential law enforcement information from around the country and making it accessible to all Australian police and wider law enforcement agencies.
These capabilities are specifically designed to equip police with the information they need to investigate, solve and prevent crimes. This vital information improves an officer’s decision-making and contributes to a safer Australia.
- Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network
- Biometric matching
- Child protection
- Firearms services
- Police reference services
- Missing persons
- Domestic violence
- National police checks
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