Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs Special ACIC Operation 2020

The Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs Special ACIC Operation focuses on serious and organised crime committed by outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). It allows us to gather intelligence in relation to OMCGs and investigate specified criminal activity to disrupt, dismantle or neutralise their criminal activities nationally.

The OMCG Special ACIC Operation supports target development and investigations by law enforcement agencies into OMCGs. It aims to reduce the threat posed by OMCGs by promoting partnership between law enforcement, government and industry partners to build an awareness of threats and vulnerabilities and contributes to appropriate legislative and policy responses.

The use of our agency’s coercive powers has been effective in collecting information and intelligence to examine structures and links fundamental to organised criminal activity. This has helped identify and take action against a range of OMCG criminal enterprises, which have proved highly resilient to traditional law enforcement methods.

OMCGs continue to pose a significant threat to the Australian community. To reduce that threat, we need focused and innovative strategies to complement traditional police methods of investigations. In particular, the ongoing appropriate use of our agency’s powers provides a mechanism to optimise disruption of OMCGs posing the highest risk to the Australian community.