The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) leads the National Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability, which supports a whole-of-government response to serious and organised crime. It is a key element of the Commonwealth Organised Crime Strategic Framework and is one of our agency’s key specialist capabilities.
The Fusion Capability brings together subject matter experts, investigators and analysts, data and tools from more than 20 partner agencies at the national and state and territory levels to:
- enhance understanding of the national picture of organised crime
- discover previously unknown organised criminal activity and entities.
This knowledge informs the widest variety of response options that can reduce the threat and impact of serious and organised crime.
The Fusion Capability provides law enforcement with opportunities to act on emerging threats before they become entrenched. It provides insights from existing intelligence, narrowing gaps in collective intelligence holdings and discovering previously unknown criminal threats. It shares criminal intelligence to enable more knowledgeable decisions about how to focus combined resources to reduce the organised crime threats of most harm to the community.