About the Australian Crime Commission.
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) is established under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 as a statutory authority to combat serious and organised crime. We report directly to the Minister for Home Affairs and are part of the Attorney-General's portfolio.
To ensure the appropriate management and accountability of our operations we are governed by the:
- ACC Board
- Minister for Home Affairs and Justice
- Inter-Governmental Committee on the ACC
- Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
Message from our CEO
In 2013 the Australian Crime Commission celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
The ACC commenced operation on 1 January 2003 with a mandate to unite the fight against serious and organised crime, and that we’ve done.
Since the establishment of the ACC, there has been a range of conventional law enforcement results achieved. Together with our partners, we have worked to keep more than $3 billion of illicit drugs off the streets, and contributed to more than 300 disruptions to criminal syndicates and their operations resulting in more than 700 convictions.
But these results only tell half the story. While these conventional results are important, increasingly, the challenges of the transnational nature of organise crime highlight the need for an intelligence approach focused on prevention and disruption strategies.
Key to these strategies is working with industry and the community to ‘target harden’ the environment against organised criminal infiltration. In July 2012 Parliament passed legislation that allows the ACC to share information with industry. This is an important milestone in the fight against serious and organised crime in Australia.
For the remainder of the ACC’s 10th year, and into the future, we will work with our government and law enforcement partners, and also with industry, to target the highest threat organised crime groups. We will use both traditional and non-traditional law enforcement methods in order to break the business of serious and organised crime in Australia.
Paul Jevtovic APM
Acting Chief Executive Officer
- more about our Acting CEO Mr Paul Jevtovic APM
- the ACC's Corporate Video provides further information about the agency's role and responsibilities, its structure and the nature and extent of serious and organised crime
Unite the fight against nationally significant crime.
- Shape the national agenda on fighting serious crime.
- Provide solutions for national serious crime priorities.
- Maintain a leading edge capability in national criminal intelligence and information services.
- Maximise the potential of our people.
- Build highly effective business practices that support our strategy.