The aim of the Emerging Organised Crime Threats (EOCT) is to identify, investigate and disrupt serious and organised criminal threats impacting against Australia’s society, its institutions, markets, sectors and economy. The EOCT also delivers intelligence to support an enhanced understanding of the enablers and methodologies used by organised criminal entities to undertake serious and organised criminal activity, including the wider networks and professional facilitators that operate within these markets and sectors and provide vital expertise and support to organised crime groups.
This will be achieved by:
- collaborating with partner agencies to identify and analyse professional facilitators that are providing expertise in support of organised crime groups
- implementing innovative strategies to prevent, mitigate or disrupt identified facilitators of organised crime groups
- collaborating with partner agencies, through existing policy and engagement mechanisms, and with professional industry bodies to develop prevention and mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of organised crime on the Australian community
- using coercive powers to proactively target the criminal enabling networks and methodologies of organised crime groups and identify emerging threats and issues, and developing intelligence that will inform operational targeting opportunities and contribute toward prevention, mitigation, policy and law enforcement decision making.