Fighting major crime
Our crime jurisdiction is not limited to Queensland — our investigations can have national and international ramifications.
We depend on our enduring partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, particularly the QPS, in fighting major crime. This includes organised crime and paedophilia, and other serious crimes such as murder, arson, extortion and terrorism.
We are not an alternative police service, but we have special powers not possessed by any other law enforcement agency in the state, which enable us to make a valuable contribution to the fight against crime.
- Read more about crime and law enforcement.
Improving public sector integrity
Our jurisdiction for improving public sector integrity encompasses units of public administration in the Queensland public sector only.
This means we can accept information of suspected misconduct of officers in:
- state government departments
- the Queensland Police Service
- statutory authorities
- government-owned corporations
- local governments
- courts and prisons
Elected officials (e.g. state parliamentarians and local councillors) also come within our jurisdiction, but for the conduct in question to constitute official misconduct it must be capable of amounting to a criminal offence. This is because an elected official can only be 'dismissed' through the ballot box, unless convicted of a crime.
- Read about misconduct.
We provide Queensland’s witness protection service. Our role is to protect those who have helped an Australian law enforcement agency, and are in danger as a result.
Those eligible for protection include victims of crime, innocent bystanders to a crime, and people with information about criminal or corrupt activity, generally because they are themselves associated with the activity in question.
- Read more about witness protection.