WHAT IS SERIOUS MISCONDUCT?

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Serious misconduct in respect of WA Police includes all police misconduct and reviewable police action.  For other public officers, serious misconduct occurs if a public officer:

  • acts corruptly or corruptly fails to act in the course of their duties; or
  • corruptly takes advantage of their position for the benefit or detriment of any person; or
  • commits an offence, whilst acting or purporting to act in his or her official capapcity, which carries a penalty of 2 or more years imprisonment. 

For more information please refer to Fact Sheet No. 2 entitled Definition of Serious Misconduct.