Operation Snowy investigated allegations that a member of Victoria Police had misused their position to purchase a vehicle involved in an investigation and also misused a police vehicle for private use.
Operation Snowy investigated alleged corrupt behaviour of a member of Victoria Police in the Benalla Crime Investigation Unit. On 12 July 2013, we received an anonymous complaint alleging disgraceful, unethical, unprofessional and corrupt behaviour by a member of police in regional Victoria, involving the purchase of a vehicle involved in an investigation and misuse of a police vehicle for private use.
The investigation found that the allegation that the officer used his position to advantage himself to be unsubstantiated. The allegation against the officer misusing a police vehicle was also unsubstantiated.
We recommended Victoria Police consider the ethics of an officer involved with property from his/her own investigations.