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Controlled operations reports by the Victorian Inspectorate

Controlled operations allow law enforcement officers to engage in an activity that may be unlawful, to investigate criminal activity.

A controlled operation allows authorised participants, including law enforcement officers, to engage in an activity that may be unlawful, to get evidence that may lead to prosecution of a person for a Commonwealth or State offence. 

We provide independent oversight of the conduct of controlled operations by the following bodies:

The chief officer of each of these bodies is required to report to us every 6 months on specific details regarding all controlled operations they have conducted during the previous 6 months. 

Regular inspections

We complete 6-monthly inspections of each body’s records, to assess their compliance with legislation. We are also required to prepare an annual report on each body’s activities and their compliance with statutory obligations. This report is made available to the responsible Minister and tabled in each House of Parliament.

Reports

Controlled Operations Annual Report 2018-19 - All agencies

This report was tabled in March 2020.

Controlled Operations Annual Report 2017-18 - All agencies

This report was tabled in March 2019.

Controlled Operations Annual Report 2016-2017 - All agencies

This report was tabled in March 2018.

2015-16 reports under s 39 of the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

These reports were tabled on 22 November 2016

  • IBAC Controlled Operations 2015-2016 under Crimes Controlled Operations Act 2004
  • Victoria Police Controlled Operations 2015-2016 under Crimes Controlled Operations Act 2004

Report 2014-15 on Victoria Police under s 39 of the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

This report was tabled 12 November 2015.

Report 2014-15 on the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission under s 39 Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

This report was tabled 20 October 2015.

Report 2013-14 under s 39 of the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

This report was tabled 10 February 2015.

Report 2013-14 under s 39 of the Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

This report was tabled 14 October 2014.

Reviewed 24 June 2020

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