We don’t work alone. Our partnerships with interstate, national and international crime agencies are essential to our job of dismantling criminal networks, protecting our children from serial or networked sexual offending, disrupting the trafficking of dangerous drugs, recovering the proceeds of crime and ensuring the integrity of the public sector.
These relationships also enable us to avoid duplication, maximise efficiency, bring practical results and build the capacity of all involved.
Partnerships arrangements can include:
- participation in joint taskforces
- provision of intelligence products
- use of our coercive hearings powers in support of other agencies' investigations.
Examples of the work we do with our partners:
- Operation Warrior — a joint operation between the CMC, NSW Police, Victorian Police, the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Federal Police and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. This resulted in arrests, drug seizures and assets restraints along the entire eastern seaboard of Australia. Read more about Operation Warrior
- Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference — we collaborated with the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to prepare the agenda for the 2011 conference. This event is held biennially for national and international integrity and anti-corruption specialists.
Our key partners
Our most significant partner is the Queensland Police Service (QPS), however, we continue to expand our operational capability by maintaining strategic partnerships with all Australian state and national law enforcement agencies.
Our peer agencies in Queensland are:
- Integrity Commissioner
- Ombudsman’s Office
- Privacy Commissioner
- Public Service Commission
- Queensland Audit Office
Our peer agencies Australia-wide are:
- Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia
- Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales
- Office of Police Integrity, Victoria
- Police Integrity Commission (New South Wales)
- Tasmanian Integrity Commission.
Law enforcement partnerships
To combat major crime, which crosses state and national boundaries, we maintain regular liaison with state, federal and international law enforcement agencies, participate in state and national law enforcement forums, and share intelligence and operational resources to achieve significant results.
We also engage with other key agencies such as Queensland Corrective Services and the Australian Transaction Report and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). We also actively collaborate with many state and national forums including:
- Queensland Joint Intelligence and Operations Group, which facilitates the sharing of intelligence and investigative resources by law enforcement agencies operating in Queensland
- Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, which ensures that law enforcement and security are not compromised in the regulation of the telecommunications industry by the Australian Communications and Media Authority
- Operational Management Board of the QPS, which determines priorities for operational resources within the QPS State Crime Operations Command and approves joint investigations by the QPS and the CMC
- QPS–CMC Joint Executive Team, oversees the strategic direction of our combined operations. We are represented on the QPS Operations Management Board, which brings JET decisions into the operational environment.
- Queensland Joint Senior Law Enforcement Liaison Group, which brings together at a strategic level senior officers of the Crime and Misconduct Commission, Queensland Police Service, Australian Crime Commission , Australian Federal Police an the Australian Customs Service
- QPS–CMC Paedophile Investigation Coordination Committee, which coordinates and promotes cooperation between our Cerberus Team and the QPS’s Taskforce Argos in investigating criminal paedophilia
- Australasian Witness Protection Forum—a forum through which senior members of the Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency consider emerging issues and technologies.
Proceeds of crime
Our proceeds of crime work takes us beyond state and national borders and into investigative partnerships with a range of interstate, Commonwealth and international bodies with expertise in this field including the:
- Australian Taxation Office
- Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) — Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator and specialist financial intelligence unit
- Australian Crime Commission
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
This year we progressed confiscation investigations in Israel through the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and in Vietnam through the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Sharing information and intelligence
Collaboration is a mutually beneficial process that enables all agencies involved to identify emerging threats in the crime and misconduct landscape, and develop prevention strategies.
For example, to help police and law enforcement officers involved in drug investigations, we have produced a drug commodities and prices guide. This includes an overview of illicit substances considered to be available and commonly used among illicit drug users in Queensland. We will update this information annually to reflect any changes in the market or the introduction of new substances of concern.
Much of our research and intelligence is classified and released to other law enforcement agencies via the Australian Law Enforcement Intelligence Network (ALEIN). The Austrlian Crime Commission maintains this database which is accessible only to law enforcement and government partner agencies.