Covert Powers

The CCC has oversight of controlled operations conducted by WA Police, the Department of Fisheries WA and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission under the Criminal Investigation (Covert Powers) Act 2012 (the Covert Powers Act).

A controlled operation is a law enforcement operation that involves, or may involve, law enforcement officers or other authorised individuals engaging in “controlled conduct”.  Controlled conduct is behaviour that the officer or individual would be criminally responsible for, if not for the Covert Powers Act.

The CCC is responsible for inspecting the controlled operation records of WA Police, the Department of Fisheries WA and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission at least once every 12 months.  The purpose of the inspection is to determine compliance by the agency with the Covert Powers Act. 

The CCC is required to prepare an annual report on the controlled operations of WA Police, the Department of Fisheries WA and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission that is provided to the respective Ministers and Chief Officers.

Documents

Download a copy of the Covert Powers Act here.

View Corruption and Crime Commission tabled papers on the Western Australian Parliament website.