Report

Operation Gloucester

Does Victoria Police have an ongoing ethical standards problem? This inquiry report on Operation Gloucester identifies a variety of improper practices by police officers, with respect to witness statements which did not comply with proper evidentiary and disclosure practices. The report identifies improper practices which...
Report

Critical condition: the impact of Covid-19 policies, policing and prisons on First Nations communities

This report highlights the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been disproportionately affected by the more punitive and restrictive policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says police officers who own an investment property have just one. Is he correct?

Scott Morrison lambasted Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax during a recent appearance on Sydney radio, using police officers as an example of those who may be affected.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has the number of frontline police in Victoria fallen by 190 under Labor?

Ahead of the 2018 state election, Victorian Opposition police spokesman Edward O'Donohue claims that "frontline police numbers" have decreased by 190 in Victoria under the Andrews Government.
Report

Implementing the firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme

As part of its response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, the New Zealand Parliament introduced a firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. This report examines how effectively and efficiently the Police implemented the scheme.
Briefing paper

Data analytics and algorithmic bias in policing

This paper summarises the use of analytics and algorithms for policing within England and Wales, and explores different types of bias that can arise during the product lifecycle. The findings are based on in-depth consultation with police forces, civil society organisations, academics and legal experts.
Commentary

If Australian police officers are allowed to shoot to kill, they should be better trained

Firearm deaths occur in heated situations because police carry guns as standard issue. This article explores the imperatives for firearm training for Australian police officers.
Report

Skewed priorities – comparing the growth of prison spending with police spending

This report was originally released in June 2019. The author has released this updated version to correct some errors in the underlying data.
Report

Unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by Victoria Police

This report provides an overview of the key risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information by Victoria Police employees. It explores the drivers of these risks, as well as potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.
Report

Managing registered sex offenders

This audit examined whether Victoria Police has the governance structure and organisational capability and capacity to manage registered sex offenders (RSOs). It also assessed how effectively RSOs are managed in the community, including whether Victoria Police appropriately resources the task.