Who we investigate

We may investigate and take complaints about police misconduct or corruption involving the following public bodies and officers:

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State government

Employees, contractors, volunteers and secondees at:

  • departments and agencies
  • public hospitals and healthcare services
  • state primary and secondary schools
  • universities and TAFEs
  • statutory authorities
  • water and land management agencies.
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Councils

  • Councillors
  • Council employees


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Police

  • Sworn members
  • Police recruits
  • Protective Services Officers
  • Police custody officers
  • Employees


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Victorian Parliament

  • Members of Parliament
  • Parliamentary officers
  • Electorate officers
  • Ministerial advisors



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Judiciary

Judges, magistrates and members of other judicial bodies, including (but not limited to):

  • Supreme Court 
  • County Court
  • Coroners Court
  • Magistrates' Court
  • VCAT.


We cannot investigate:

  • issues arising in other states or territories
  • federal parliamentarians, departments or agencies
  • the private sector, unless public officials and/or public authorities are involved or affected. In some circumstances, private contractors and consultants can be considered to be public officers if they are performing public functions.