To combat major crime, promote public sector integrity and protect witnesses. Read more about what we do.
- Fighting major crime by exercising our special powers and recovering the proceeds of crime
- Providing the state's witness protection service
- Helping public sector agencies effectively manage their integrity systems
- Investigating the most serious allegations of misconduct
- Providing analysis and direction on policy issues within our jurisdiction
Read our Strategic plan 2012–16 (PDF, 355 KB) for details of how we plan to meet our goals over the next five years.
We are a statutory agency, independent of the government of the day but accountable to the Parliament through the all-party Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee. We also report to the Minister on our efficiency and effectiveness.
Read more about our accountability and leadership.
Our jurisdiction covers government departments and statutory authorities, the Queensland Police Service, government-owned corporations, universities, local governments, courts, prisons, and politicians in certain circumstances.
Read more about our jurisdiction.
We are headed by a five-member group, the Commission, which includes the Chairperson/CEO and four part-time Commissioners.
Read the biographies of the Commissioners.
At 30 June 2012, our 357.5 full-time equivalent staff included lawyers, investigators, sworn police officers, social scientists, financial investigators, intelligence analysts, information technology and surveillance specialists, administrators and support officers. See our careers information for details of current vacancies.
Our Crime staff use multidisciplinary teams, investigative hearings, and restraint and forfeiture of criminal proceeds to prevent and combat organised crime, criminal paedophilia and serious crime.
Our Misconduct staff receive and investigate allegations of misconduct, and work with all agencies within our jurisdiction to help build their skills and accountability in regard to integrity.
Our Witness Protection staff ensure the safety of witnesses considered at risk as a result of assisting law enforcement agencies.
Our operating revenue for 2011–12 was $50.44m. See our 2011–12 annual report for details of our budget.
The CMC was established on 1 January 2002 with the merger of the former Criminal Justice Commission and Queensland Crime Commission. Read more about our beginnings.
What we value
- Excellence and innovation