The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission houses the Australian Gangs Intelligence Coordination Centre (AGICC), which is building and coordinating an intelligence-led response to outlaw motor cycle gangs (OMCGs) and other known gangs operating across state and territory borders.
The AGICC has been in operation since December 2013. It comprises staff from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Border Force, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
The AGICC supports the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s law enforcement partners by building on the intelligence picture around known gangs, as well as identifying unknown threats to Australia and the community.
Intelligence produced by the AGICC enhances understanding of the circumstances that lead to the escalation of gangs into serious and organised crime groups. In turn, this informs future initiatives to tackle OMCG and other gang activity.
The AGICC provides a dedicated intelligence capability for the AFP-led National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) and aims to:
- develop and maintain the national and transnational picture of criminal gangs impacting on Australia
- strengthen the coordination and sharing of gang intelligence by complementing existing Commonwealth and State and Territory efforts
- provide high quality tactical, operational and strategic intelligence advice to the NAGS and its members
- drive the proactive discovery and development of new criminal gang intelligence insight
- identify new targeting opportunities to complement existing Commonwealth and State and Territory investigative efforts.