How witness protection matters come to the CMC
People who have assisted a law enforcement agency, and find that they or their families or associates are in danger as a result, can be referred to the CMC’s witness protection program. The application is normally submitted by a law enforcement officer, who acts on the person’s behalf and can verify the risk they face.
Individuals must qualify for protection and be assessed as suitable for the program before they can be offered protection. By legislation, entry into the program is voluntary, so individuals themselves decide whether or not to accept protection.