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 capacity, 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.