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1 July 2016

Day one for Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission officially commenced operations today. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission formed following the merge of the Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac.

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Chief Executive Officer Chris Dawson welcomed Canberra staff to the newly formed agency at an event this morning.

“Today marks a significant and historical milestone in Australia’s response to crime,” Mr Dawson said.

“The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s vision is a safer Australia that is better connected, informed and capable of responding to crime and criminal justice issues.”

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission state office staff in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory also celebrated day one of operations today.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nicole Rose said the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is uniquely equipped as Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency with investigative, research and information delivery functions.

“We will provide police with more accurate, up-to-date and complete information when engaging with members of the public,” Ms Rose said.

Mr Dawson and Ms Rose acknowledged staff from the Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac for the role each has already played in reducing Australia’s crime threat.

“The drive and commitment of our people will be critical to our future success,” Mr Dawson said.

“Through our investigative, research and information delivery services, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission will work with law enforcement to improve our collective ability to stop criminals exploiting emerging opportunities and perceived gaps in information.”

For more information about the agency, including the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Strategic Plan 2016­­–21, go to www.acic.gov.au

Last updated
30 June 2016