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All police checks, whether submitted through police agencies or ACIC Accredited Bodies are processed by the ACIC. Both the police and ACIC Accredited Bodies provide an avenue to dispute check results.


The Australian Firearms Information Network (AFIN) helps police and other law enforcement agencies manage the registration, licensing and movement of firearms coming into Australia and moving between our states and territories.


Due to its clandestine nature, the size of the illicit firearm market cannot be definitively measured.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is leading the delivery of mission critical intelligence for the Fraud Fusion Taskforce including through the establishment and operation of the Fraud Fusion Centre.


Based on all intelligence available to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), it is likely that cocaine trafficking groups (CTGs) collectively are attempting to supply as much, or perhaps more, cocaine to Australia than has ever been the case.


Serious and organised crime groups continue to profit from the business of drugs that cause harm to the Australian community.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) National Firearms Identification Database (NFID) is a reference tool that helps Australian police identify and record firearms in a consistent way. NFID is used to identify and characterise a firearm, using details such as make, model, chambering and capacity.


According to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, there has been an increase in methylamphetamine consumption in both capital cities and regional areas since August 2021.


High-risk criminal targets, including Australian Priority Organisation Targets (APOT) and Regional Priority Organisation Targets (RPOT) are resilient, well-resourced criminal entities that exploit national and international connections posing a threat to Australia’s national interest.


The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has been granted extraordinary powers which permit Examiners of the ACIC to compel witnesses to answer questions, or produce documents or things, in relation to special ACIC operations or investigations.