The CCM Act divides misconduct into serious and minor misconduct. These are defined differently for WA Police and for other public officers.
For WA Police all types of misconduct described in section 4 of the CCM Act and additional conduct described as "reviewable police action", are called "police misconduct". The CCM Act includes police misconduct in its definition of serious misconduct.
For other public officers serious misconduct must involve corrupt and/or criminal conduct and occurs when a public officer:
Corrupt conduct tends to show a deliberate intent or an improper purpose and motivation and may involve conduct such as the:
Some examples include blackmail, bribery, fraud or stealing, perverting the course of justice and deliberately releasing confidential information.