Police misconduct includes Victoria Police personnel:
- failing or refusing to perform their duties
- behaving disgracefully or improperly (on or off duty)
- discrediting Victoria Police or its personnel.
What can IBAC take complaints about?
This may include:
- unauthorised access, use and disclosure of police information, eg the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP)
- drink driving or traffic offences
- using, selling or dealing drugs
- accepting bribes
- not declaring or managing Declarable Associations, or conflicts of interest
- unauthorised secondary employment
- misuse of police resources and breaches of information security
- stalking, family violence, sexual offences, assault
- circulating offensive material
- racist behaviour
- breaches of human rights
- excessive use of force
- duty failure
- misrepresentation on log books, time sheets or registers.
If your complaint doesn't involve the above, you can make a complaint to Victoria Police’s Professional Standards Command.
What can’t IBAC investigate?
- Minor duty failures or service issues by Victoria Police (eg officers not wearing the appropriate uniform).
- Outcomes of traffic or court decisions.
IBAC's Oversight of Victoria Police